Influenza H3N2 Virus: H3N2 symptoms similar to COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and exhaustion

Publish Date: 11 Mar, 2023 |

As there was no improvement in the coronavirus situation in the nation, the H3N2 virus has made matters worse for the populace. Cases of the H3N2 virus are spreading quickly across the nation. People are taking longer than two weeks to recover from weakness and weariness after contracting H3N2 influenza.

What is influenza H3N2?

Hong Kong flu is another name for H3N2 influenza. The influenza subtype The H3N2 influenza virus. The patient may get respiratory issues as a result of this illness. This illness is quickly transmitted among people. The number of hospitalised individuals has grown due to the H3N2 influenza. Several influenza outbreaks have already been brought on by this variant of the virus.

Symptoms of H3N2

The symptoms of H3N2 influenza are comparable to those seen by people who have been exposed to other seasonal influenza viruses. The H3N2 influenza infection may cause the patient to experience a fever for 3 to 5 days. For around three weeks, a cold can be an issue. The patient has been expressing complaints of a runny nose, a sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills, lethargy, headaches, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Most of the aforementioned symptoms are often present in the patient for about a week following H3N2 influenza infection.

Total cases in India

There are now 90 H3N2 virus cases registered in the nation. The country's first victim of the virus died at the age of 82 in Hassan, Karnataka. H. Gowda was hospitalised on February 24 and passed away on March 1. It has been reported that he had hypertension and diabetes. Moreover, eight H1N1 virus cases have been found throughout the nation. The ICMR has urged people to protect their mouths when they sneeze or cough. Droplets can also help an illness propagate in this situation. Those who are ill ought to cover their faces. Avoid repeatedly touching your eyes and nose. Avoid using paracetamol excessively.


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