India has reported 2 death cases of the H3N2 virus; Know what is it & its symptoms
According to the reports, India has registered 90 cases of Influenza A H3N2 virus so far. Also, reports of two deaths due to the H3N2 virus have been registered in India. The case of deaths was reported from Haryana and Karnataka. That is why this virus is a growing concern in the nation.
What is the H3N2 virus?
H3N2v is a non-human influenza virus that normally circulates in pigs and that has infected humans – known as ‘swine influenza viruses according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When these viruses infect humans, they are termed ‘variant’ viruses. The specific H3N2 variant virus was detected in 2011 in humans with genes from avian, swine, and human viruses and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus M gene, said CDC.
The victim from Karnataka suffered from fever, sore throat, and cough, and had symptoms of influenza-like illness (ILI), health department officials informed. So according to doctors and experts, the symptoms of influenza H3N2 virus can be;
Some of the common symptoms of the H3N2 virus are:
Throat ache/sore throat.
An ache in muscles and body.
diarrhoea(in some cases)
These above-mentioned symptoms may last for weeks. Also, these mild symptoms can take a severe turn. It is advised to visit a doctor as soon as possible when experiencing such symptoms.