5 deaths from H3N2 so far, will this virus become an epidemic like Kovid? Know from the doctor of AIIMS. H3N2 Virus cases are rising, is this also become pandemic like covid?
H3N2 Virus: Dr. Yudhveer Singh, Professor in the Critical Care and Anesthesia Department of AIIMS, told TV9 that both influenza and Covid cause respiratory infection, that is, these viruses damage the lungs.
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H3N2 Virus in India: Corona Pandemic now in the country after influenza Of H3N2 virus is becoming a major concern. According to government figures, five patients have died so far due to the virus. This is the first time that deaths are occurring due to influenza. Most cases at present Maharashtra coming out from. This virus is spreading in other states as well. In view of the increasing danger, all the states are on alert mode. Steps are being taken to prevent the virus. Meanwhile, this fear is also haunting that influenza is also not on the path of Kovid now? That is, this virus is not becoming as dangerous as Kovid.
This question is arising because like Kovid, H-3N2 virus is also causing respiratory infection. Means, due to this pneumonia is happening, due to which there is difficulty in breathing. Because of this people are dying. Something similar happened in the Kovid virus as well. The oxygen level was also falling due to Covid and patients were dying. Now something similar is being seen in influenza as well, but will it really be as dangerous as influenza Kovid or will its cases start decreasing in the next few days?
To know the answers to many such questions, we All India Institute of Medical Sciences Have talked to experts.
what is the difference between covid and influenza
Professor Dr. Yudhveer Singh, Department of Critical Care and Anesthesia, AIIMS has TV9 Told in a conversation with that both influenza and covid cause respiratory infection, that is, these viruses damage the lungs, but due to influenza, there is a risk of pneumonia in very few cases. This virus affects only those with weak immunity and elderly people. Pneumonia caused by influenza is much weaker than Kovid. Lungs were getting completely damaged due to Kovid, but this is not the case with influenza. This causes a much milder infection than Kovid.
Influenza is a seasonal disease
Dr. Yudveer Singh says that Kovid virus has been present for the last three years and till date its cases are coming to the fore. Whereas influenza is a seasonal disease. Its cases come in the country every year between January and March. Although this time there has been some mutation in the virus, so the cases are increasing, but there is nothing to worry about like Kovid. This is a seasonal disease which may end in the next few weeks. In such a situation, people do not need to panic. Just be careful.
Those with weak immunity are becoming victims
Dr. Singh says that for the last three years people are getting infected with the Kovid virus. Due to which the immunity of people is also being affected. After the Kovid virus has become mild, now the reason for the increase in influenza is that people with weak immunity are falling prey to it. In the deaths that have been recorded, most of the patients were old and patients of some other disease. In such a situation, there is no need to panic with influenza. This is a very different virus from Kovid. It will not take the form of an epidemic.
keep these things in mind
Dr. Singh says that like Kovid, it is necessary to protect against influenza. keep these things in mind
go out with a mask
take care of diet
do not come in contact with an infected person
Keep the body hydrated.
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