All about H3N2 influenza

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All about H3N2 influenza

H3N2 Influenza, is a subdivision of the influenza A virus that spreads quickly across the globe. H3N2 is a type of influenza virus that is responsible for causing the flu. This is one of the major causes of respiratory issues.

Every other person has fever, headaches, shortness of breath problems. After COVID-19, people are now confused that this is a type of COVID-19, which it is not. The signs and symptoms of a serious illness caused by H3N2 influenza can vary among individuals. Pregnant women, elderly people and children, people with low immunity, people with diabetes, hypertension, airway disease and heart diseases are more prone to H3N2 influenza.

Common Symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Body ache
  • Runny nose
    Serious signs:
  • Breathing problems
  • Low pressure
  • Severe vomiting
  • Palpitation
  • Confusion
  • High fever that persists more than 3 days
  • Chest pain
  • Oxygen saturation

How can it spread and can be prevented?

H3N2 may be easily transmitted from an infected person as this is highly contagious. The transfer of airborne infected droplets, direct contact or surfaces may occur from one person to another. Regular hand-washing, avoiding contact with people who are sick, and staying home while sick are the most important measures for preventing the spread of this virus. Also the following steps may help:

  • Avoid touching face and nose
  • Use mask and avoid crowded places
  • Avoid hand shakes
  • Avoid spitting in public
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Keep checking the oxygen level
  • Avoid high-sugar and salty food
  • Take rest

H3N2 can cause serious complications such as pneumonia that require intensive care in the hospital and negligence can result in death. Don't assume that suffering from seasonal flu and other problems are not serious. It is also important to take proactive steps such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and managing stress levels in order to maintain good physical and mental health. To know more contact us.