H3N2 Influenza Cases In India: For the last few days, the cases of H3N2 influenza virus are increasing rapidly in the country. Now once again the cases of corona virus are also increasing.

With the change in weather, the cases of H3N2 influenza virus are also increasing. Maharashtra is one such state which is facing a double whammy at the moment. Here H3N2 and Corona together have created a stir. All hospitals have been asked to be alert. People have started wearing masks once again. The Delhi government has issued an advisory urging people (especially children and the elderly) to take extra precautions and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.

At least nine people have died across the country due to the H3N2 influenza virus. These include a 73-year-old man who died in Pune, Maharashtra. The first case related to H3N2 influenza was reported when an 82-year-old man died in Karnataka’s Hassan district. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, between January 2 and March 5, 451 cases of H3N2 have been reported in the country.

have to follow the guidelines


The Union Health Ministry has told the states and union territories that it is necessary to follow all the guidelines related to diseases like influenza. The ministry also requested the states to take stock of the preparedness of the hospitals. Instructions were also given for availability of medicine and medical oxygen and vaccination for protection from Covid-19 and influenza. In view of the increasing cases, doctors have also advised to wear masks.

Delhi has issued advisory

In fact, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Karnataka, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Assam are some of the states where influenza cases are on the rise. Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj on Friday (February 17) urged people to stay away from crowded places in view of rising cases of COVID-19 and H3N2 influenza in the country. He said that the cases in government hospitals are less. 20 cases of influenza have been found in Lok Nayak Hospital and 8-10 in other hospitals. The government has also directed all districts to monitor influenza and COVID-19 cases.

high alert in maharashtra

In view of the increasing cases of H3N2 Influenza, the Maharashtra government has asked all the hospitals in the state to be alert. Maharashtra Health Minister Tanaji Sawant while addressing the media after a meeting of the Health Department in the presence of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister said that H3N2 virus is spreading in the state but there is no need to panic. People should not go to crowded areas, wear masks and maintain social distancing.

H3N2 in Madhya Pradesh first case of

Madhya Pradesh has reported its first case of H3N2 influenza, an official said on Thursday (February 16). A youth has tested positive for the virus in state capital Bhopal. Bhopal’s Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Prabhakar Tiwari told PTI that the patient was between 20 and 25 years old and had tested positive for H3N2 virus but was asymptomatic.

Two of H3N2 in Patna Cases have come to light

Patna’s health department has reported one case of swine flu and two cases of H3N2 influenza, an official said on Friday (March 17). Patna civil surgeon Shravan Kumar said that one of the two H3N2 cases was reported from Sabzibagh area. One of which is a four-year-old child. The second patient is a resident of Sampatchak. Kumar said several cases of both the diseases have been reported in the last three days.

Rahul Dev

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