H3N2 Virus Death: In Vadodara, Gujarat, a 58-year-old woman has died after being hit by H3N2. This is the third death due to this virus so far.
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H3N2 Virus spread like a common flu influenza Of H3N2 virus It is becoming fatal in India. Slowly this virus is spreading in many states. Due to H3N2, the third patient has died in the country. In Vadodara, Gujarat, a 58-year-old woman has died after coming under the grip of this virus. Two patients have also died in Haryana and Karnataka due to H3N2. This is happening for the first time when deaths are taking place due to this virus of influenza. Meanwhile, the question also arises that when this virus spreads every year, then why is it becoming fatal this time and now what steps have to be taken to prevent it? To know this, we have talked to experts.
Department of Internal Medicine at Paras Hospital, Gurugram Dr. Rajesh Kumar It is said that this time there has been a change in the influenza virus. A new subtype consisting of two or more strains of this virus has been formed, which is spreading very fast. Although this virus is not dangerous, but it is causing infection in the elderly, pregnant women and already sick patients. Since influenza is a respiratory disease, it is infecting the lungs as well. Pneumonia is caused by a virus. Which is a fatal disease. The problem of pneumonia can be from children to the elderly and those with weak immunity. In such a situation, these people now need to be very cautious.
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senior physician Dr. Arun Shah It is said that there are few cases of severe symptoms due to influenza, but this time this virus is taking a dangerous form. Before this virus, COVID has weakened the immunity of the people. After battling a dangerous virus, the body is being attacked by another virus. Even though influenza is not very dangerous, but it is having a serious effect on the weak body. Pneumonia is taking a serious toll on the already weak lungs. This is the reason that the three patients who have died so far are all patients of old age and other serious diseases.
What are the steps to be taken now for protection?
Dr. Shah says that there are the same ways to prevent influenza virus as to avoid COVID. Mask is also very important to avoid influenza. This virus is also a respiratory infection which spreads from one person to another. Wearing a mask can prevent this. Along with this, small children, elderly and pregnant women will have to take special care of their health for the next few weeks. If these people have complaints of cough, cold or mild fever, then they should see a doctor. If the symptoms are getting better in two or more days, then it is a good sign, but there can be a danger if the symptoms persist for more days. In such a situation, special care has to be taken of health.
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