- The H3N2 influenza virus is a type of flu
- Infects children over 60 years of age and children under 5 years of age
- The virus infects every breathing creature, from birds
Delhi, the capital of the country, is constantly witnessing a change in season. Virus infections and respiratory diseases are increasing with the changing seasons. There is a rise in patients of viral infection which has once again put Delhi in trouble. Every year a new variant of the influenza virus infects people in Delhi. Experts say that this year also in January, a form of influenza has struck Delhi. The name of this virus is called H3N2 influenza.
There are 4 types of influenza virus
Doctors say that H3N2 influenza virus is a type of flu. There are mainly 4 types of influenza virus. A,B,C and D. H3N2 is a sub variant type of influenza virus type A. The virus infects every breathing creature, from birds.
What are the symptoms of H3N2 virus?
Experts believe that this virus mostly infects children above 60 years of age and children below 5 years of age. It also affects critically ill, smoking people, diabetics, respiratory patients. The H3N2 virus may prove more effective for these people. This virus directly attacks the nose, throat, lungs. Along with this, the patient suffers from fever, chills, runny nose, body fever, sore throat and prolonged cough. Along with this, a person infected with it has a problem of coughing for a long time. Along with this, breathing problems, cold and fever also remain.
Affected people in America-Hong Kong
According to the information, this influenza virus has already affected the people of America and Hong Kong. Now it has entered India. This flu is affecting the people of Delhi. Due to this, the number of patients in the hospital has increased.
How do you save?
- Health experts say that as soon as the symptoms of H3N2 influenza virus are observed, RTPCR test should be done.
- Use a good quality mask.
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap periodically.
- Protect yourself from coming into contact with infected people.
- Instead of panicking, take precautionary measures.
- Be aware of those who have low immunity or have a serious illness.
- Consult a doctor as soon as you become infected.