H3N2 Virus: The knock of H3N2 virus in India, how dangerous is this infection? Know the symptoms and treatment

Since last month, the risk of corona infection is increasing rapidly globally. In China and Japan, the situation has worsened due to the BF.7 variant of Omicron, while a new sub-variant of Omicron is wreaking havoc in the US. In India too, experts are advising to be cautious to prevent the corona virus. Meanwhile, cases of a new virus have been reported in Delhi NCR. Recently, many patients of H3N2 virus were found in India, which has increased the concern of health experts. The H3N2 virus is currently under control. But many people are not aware of this virus.

Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO of Dr. Dang Lab informed that some positive patients of H3N2 virus have been found in India. Dr. Arjun Dang explains about H3N2 virus that H3N2 virus is a type of influenza A. This flu is a contagious respiratory virus that affects the nose, throat, upper respiratory tract and in some cases even the lungs. These viruses usually cause seasonal pandemics of influenza each cold or flu season.

He further added, “In the last few weeks, more than 100 tests have been received, many of whom are H3N2 positive patients. The situation of H3N2 virus is not serious in India as of now but caution is necessary. At the same time, it is interesting that less positive patients of H1N1 virus are being found in the country. Let us know what is H3N2 virus, its symptoms, causes and methods of prevention, while what is more serious in H1N1 virus and H3N2 virus.

The type of influenza is H3N2

As soon as the winter season comes, the cases of flu start increasing due to cold and the flu season starts. Flu is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. There are four types of influenza virus – A, B, C and D. Influenza A, B and C are spread among humans. However, only influenza A and B spread annually in seasonal pandemics.

Now influenza A virus is divided into two distinct subtypes based on two proteins. These two proteins are Hemagglutinin (HA) and Neuraminidase (NA). There are 18 different subtypes of HA, numbered H1 through H18. There are 11 different subtypes of NA, which are numbered from N1 to N11.

H1N1 is also known as swine flu, a subtype of influenza. Know about H3N2 in the next slides.

What is H3N2 virus?

H3N2 virus was first detected in humans in 1968. The symptoms of flu caused by H3N2 are similar to those caused by other seasonal influenza viruses. Dr. Arjun Dang explains that H3N2 is a type of influenza A virus. This flu is a contagious respiratory virus that affects the nose, throat, upper respiratory tract and in some cases even the lungs. These viruses usually cause seasonal pandemics of influenza each cold or flu season.

Symptoms of H3N2

There can be complaints of cough, runny nose, dry throat, headache, body ache, fever, cold, diarrhea, vomiting etc. in this flu.

Some symptoms of this flu are similar to those of other diseases, such as having a cold. Therefore, it is difficult to detect that the patient is suffering from flu caused by H3N2 virus just by looking at the symptoms.

Although health experts can confirm whether the patient has flu or some other disease through lap test. However, if you are experiencing these symptoms during the traditional flu season, experts will treat it as the flu without even doing a lab test.

Seek immediate medical help for these serious symptoms

Seasonal flu can usually be cured at home with rest and some precautions. However, if the patient has difficulty in breathing, feels chest pain or pressure in the abdomen, sudden dizziness, frequent vomiting or frequent cough and fever, a doctor should be seen immediately.

flu severity

Some people have an increased risk of developing serious complications from the flu. These complications include an increased complication of pneumonia or asthma, which may worsen the existing medical condition.