H3N2 rages on, first death confirmed in Karnataka

H3N2 rages on, first death confirmed in Karnataka

H3N2 Virus:  The first death from H3N2 influenza virus has been confirmed. The death took place in Hassan, Karnataka. The elder was suffering from the H3N2 virus and has died. Karnataka Health Department Commissioner Randeep has confirmed this. He said that an 85-year-old man suffering from fever, cold and throat problem has died. According to the information obtained, the H3N2 virus has already increased in many districts of the state. More than 50 cases have been reported in the state and six people have been confirmed to be infected with the H3N2 virus in Hassan. Along with this, the health department has taken steps to monitor people above 60 years of age. 

Commissioner Randeep advised to conduct an audit of this first death and those who had self-help treatment. Not done, they have been instructed to consult a doctor.

An old man in Alur of Hasan district was suffering from cough, sore throat. He died on March 1 in Alur. As a precaution, the teams of the health department are conducting an investigation in the surrounding areas of the deceased person’s village."covid" href="https://punjabi.abplive.com/topic/covid-cases" data-type="interlinkingkeywords"After >Covid, subspecies of the virus have raised concerns. Already, H3N2 virus is increasing in many districts of the state and the first death occurred in Hassan district. Due to this there is an atmosphere of panic among the people. In a high-level meeting, detailed guidelines have been issued by the state government to prevent the spread of infection.

According to available information, infection with H3N2 virus lasts for at least 5 to 7 days. Pregnant women, children and the elderly are more susceptible to infection. People between the ages of 15 and 65 are more likely to be infected. Therefore, the guidelines state that everyone in this age group should be very careful.

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