Several parts of India have seen an increase in the number of cases of Influenza with prolonged illness and prolonged cough in the last two months. After facing the Covid epidemic for two years, the increase in the number of these cases has created fear among the people.
New Delhi: Several parts of India have seen an increase in the number of cases of Influenza with prolonged illness and prolonged cough in the last two months. After facing the Covid epidemic for two years, the increase in the number of these cases has created fear among the people.
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– A large number of cases of fever and flu have been reported across the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that it is caused by Influenza A subtype H3N2 virus.
– Let us tell you, H3N2 virus causes more cases of hospitalization than other subtypes. According to experts, its cases have come up all over India for the last two-three months.
– Its symptoms usually include a persistent cough with fever. In recent cases, many patients have complained of such symptoms for a long time.
– Dr. Anurag Mehrotra of Siddha Hospital says, “The infection is taking time to heal. The symptoms are acute and the symptoms persist long after the patient has recovered.”
– Experts say that the H3N2 virus causes more hospitalizations than other influenza subtypes.
– Clinical trial expert Dr. Anita Ramesh says that the new strain of influenza is not fatal. He told sources, “It is not life-threatening. But some of my patients had to be hospitalized due to respiratory problems. Some of its symptoms are similar to those of covid, but all my patients have tested negative.”
– ICMR has suggested ‘do’s and don’t’ measures for people to protect themselves from coming in contact with the virus.
– On the other hand, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has advised against the indiscriminate use of antibiotics amid increasing cases of cough, cold and nausea across the country.
– The association has asked doctors to prescribe only symptomatic treatment and not antibiotics..
– The IMA said in a statement, “We have already seen the widespread use of Azithromycin and Ivermectin during Covid. Before prescribing antibiotics it is necessary to ascertain whether the infection is bacterial or not.”