H3N2 Virus: This time influenza patients are taking a long time to recover. It is taking two to three days for the fever to subside, but in many patients the cough persists for more than 1 to 3 weeks.
Covid and H3N2 influenza cases on the rise in Maharashtra
H3N2 Virus: nationwide influenza virus The cases are continuously increasing. Deaths are also happening due to this virus. H3N2 Problems like pneumonia are being seen due to sub type. Although the influenza virus spreads every year, but this time it has become very contagious. Every third person coming to the OPD of hospitals has a complaint of cough, cold and mild fever. Influenza patients are taking several days to recover. Cough persists for a long time and it is not ending even for several weeks.
In such a situation, the question arises that why this time the symptoms of influenza have remained for so many days. Let us know what the experts say about this.
virus has changed
Department of Internal Medicine at Paras Hospital Dr. Rajesh Kumar It is said that there are very few cases of influenza where patients need to be admitted due to their high fever and difficulty in breathing, but this time the patients are taking a long time to recover. It is taking two to three days for the fever to subside, but in many patients the cough may persist for more than 1 to 3 weeks. This is happening because influenza has shown antigenic shift and antigenic drift, ie, the strain of the virus can change, causing symptoms to persist for longer.
All people are advised that they should not ignore their symptoms. If there is a problem of cough, cold or fever for more than three days, then the doctors should be consulted immediately. Right now the virus is active and spreading rapidly. In such a situation, one should not be negligent about it.
Cases may decrease in the next few weeks
Dr. Subhash Giri, Medical Director of Lady Hardinge Hospital told that the influenza virus will gradually weaken. It is expected that after a little heat in the weather, the cases will start decreasing. In such a situation, people do not need to panic about the virus. The only important thing is to protect against the virus. For this, apply a mask and avoid going to crowded areas for a few days. Elderly people, patients suffering from chronic disease should take special care of this.
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