Cough fever is normal now! But how to tell the difference between H3N2 and Covid 19? – News India Live
Bengaluru: Cough, arm pain and fever are taking everyone in India. The fear of H3N2 virus has increased as soon as the cases of corona decrease. But how does one know whether the flu that is troubling people is H3N2 influenza or Covid caused by the Omicron subspecies? This is the question in the mind of common people.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Covid-19 virus Swine flu (H1N1), H3N2 and is a combination of seasonal bacteria and influenza B virus of the Yamagata lineage. H3N2 and H13N1 are both types of influenza virus. This is commonly called the flu. Some common symptoms are chronic fever, cough, runny nose and pain in the hands. But in severe cases people may also face shortness of breath or wheezing.
Difference between Kovid and H3N2:
It is very difficult to differentiate between Covid, H3N2 and H13N1. The disease can usually be diagnosed by nasopharyngeal swab sampling. According to the expert doctor, ‘The only difference in the present situation is that the symptoms of Kovid do not remain after 2-3 days. Patients also recover quickly without any complications.
“H3N2 and H13N1 elevate the sputum for a few weeks. It can also lead to pneumonia or other bacterial infections.
“In people affected by H3N2 sore throat And gets jealous. And this problem lasts for two to three weeks. People infected with COVID-19 usually face a stuffy nose. He has fever for three to four days.”
Influenza is not fatal. But there are already some major diseases and if this virus is ignored then the death rate is likely to increase. Young children, elderly people above 65 years of age, pregnant patients, immunocompromised patients are at higher risk.
What are the reasons for increasing infection? ,
Along with the changing weather, pollution is also playing an important role in increasing the viral infection. The only way to prevent complications from these influenza viruses is to get the flu vaccine once a year.
Take these precautions:
1. Using a mask
2. Maintaining hand hygiene
3. Avoid going to crowded places.
4. Get the Annual Flu Vaccine