New Delhi: A 26-year-old youth from Bairagarh in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal has been found infected with H3N2. This is the first case of this virus in the state. According to the health department, the victim has cold, fever with cough. "The patient has been kept in home isolation," the minister said.
New Delhi: A 26-year-old youth from Bairagarh in Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal has been found infected with H3N2. This is the first case of this virus in the state. According to the health department, the victim has cold, fever with cough. “The patient has been kept in home isolation,” the minister said.
Earlier, A 73-year-old man died of H3N2 infection in Pune, Maharashtra. Pipri-Chichwad Municipal Corporation officials said the patient was admitted to the corporation-run hospital on March 7. He said the elderly man had other illnesses along with the H3N2 virus. On the other hand, H3N2 virus has also struck in Madhya Pradesh.
Amid rising cases of influenza subvariant H3N2 virus in the country, health experts say there is nothing to panic about this virus, but precautions need to be taken to avoid infection. Take steps to avoid the spread of influenza (H3N2) virus, warned Sudam Khade, Commissioner, MP Health Department, in a press statement.
In a directive on acute respiratory disorders like influenza, Khade said all major medicines should be kept on hand. According to Khade, all flu bouts and suspected seasonal influenza variants will be diagnosed.
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) has also been mentioned. In the past, the central government had directed all states to monitor the seasonal influenza situation in real time through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) network. District Working Group meeting on drug availability and diagnostics.WHO recommends the drug oseltamivir. Medicine is given free of cost.
Hospitals have taken further measures in response to recent directives issued by the central and state governments. Unfortunately, the H3N2 testing technology is still limited to AIIMS Bhopal, The Times of India reported.
According to officials, no cases of H3N2 have been identified. Hospital emergency departments are dealing with an increase in people reporting viral infections. In hospitals, especially in Hamidia, beds must be added in anticipation of an increase in influenza-like illness.