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Fever cases will reduce by the end of March, NITI Aayog meeting on March 11 regarding viral

Khushbu Kumari Jha
H3N2 Flu Symptoms
H3N2 Flu Symptoms

NITI Aayog Meeting: Government figures show that there are two seasons of flu every year in the country. First from January to March and second after the end of monsoon. During this, there is a spurt in the cases of viral fever in India.

H3N2 Flu Symptoms: One death each has been confirmed from Karnataka and Haryana due to H3N2 Influenza virus. After this, the fear of returning to the era of coronavirus has awakened in the minds of the people. However, today the Ministry of Health has made it clear that sick elders and children need to be more careful with H3N2 Influenza. It is a matter of relief that by the end of March, the cases of flu are expected to decrease. According to the government, there are two seasons of flu every year in India. First from January to March and second after the end of monsoon. This is the time when there is a spurt in the cases of viral fever in India. Cases of fever in OPD and admitted patients are being monitored in India.

half of H3N2 victims

According to ICMR, subtype H3N2 of Influenza A has been found in half of all cases of fever since December 15. Half of the hospitalized patients are victims of H3N2. Out of the total admitted patients, 92% are facing fever, 86% cough and 27% are facing difficulty in breathing. At the same time, 16% had difficulty in breathing and 16% had pneumonia and 6% had seizures. 10% of H3N2 patients need oxygen and 7% need ICU.

What does the data of the Ministry of Health say (LATEST DATA ON H3N2)

Till March 9, 3038 cases of H3N2 influenza virus have been confirmed in the country. Out of these, about 1200 cases were notified in the month of January and 1300 in February. Talking about the month of March, 486 cases have been registered till March 9 only. If we look at adding all types of viral fever, about 4 lakh cases were registered in the month of January, whereas in February 4 lakh 36 thousand and about 1 lakh 33 thousand cases have been reported in only 9 days of March.

so many patients were admitted

In January, 7041 patients needed to be admitted. 6919 patients have been admitted in February and 1866 in March so far. In the months of January and February, 955 cases of H1N1 were also reported.

History of H1N1

Let us tell you that in the year 2009-2010, H1N1 wreaked havoc in India. Then it was called swine flu in common language. ICMR's 27 research labs in India are also studying these cases. According to the study, at present three types of viruses are active in India, in which the most prevalent subtype of Influenza A virus is H3N2.

what medicine will work

According to WHO, Oseltamivir can be useful in the treatment of H3N2. Earlier, during the spread of H1N1, this drug has been widely used in India. It is sold under the brand name Tamiflu and is easily available. Government hospitals give this medicine free of cost.

ICMR issued advisory

In H3N2 disease, it is more dangerous than other viruses. Patients suffering from this may have to be admitted to the hospital. To avoid this, ICMR has issued an advisory.

Important things of advisory

1. Wear a mask and avoid crowded places for the time being.

2. Cover nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing.

3. Do not touch eyes and nose repeatedly.

4. If you have fever and body pain, take paracetamol.

5. Don't shake hands with each other.

6. Don't spit in public places.

7. Do not take antibiotics, unless the doctor tells you to do so.

8. Avoid eating food sitting together in a group.