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No need to panic: Delhi health minister on H3N2 influenza virus

Delhi Health Minister Saruabh Bhardwaj has said that there is no need to panic on H3N2 influenza virus.

Issuing an advisory, the minister said that this is the season of influenza. This type of seasonal influenza runs all over the world. At present, not many cases of influenza have been reported in the government hospitals of Delhi, so there is no need to panic and worry.

“We just have to be careful and responsible. Patients with flu-like symptoms and patients with severe respiratory complaints will be monitored in the OPD and IPD of hospitals in all districts of Delhi to ensure early screening. If early rising trends are seen anywhere, they will be detected well in time. Apart from this, the Kejriwal government will advertise this in different languages through newspapers and FM radio in a few days. Through these advertisements, awareness will be spread among the people,” Bhardwaj added.

The minister said that currently H-1N-1 influenza and H-3N-2 influenza are spreading widely in the country. Generally, its first peak time comes from January to March and the second peak comes at the end of the monsoon.

This peak decreases till the end of March. This time, many patients with influenza are coming, whose medical history has diseases related to the lungs, serious conditions due to corona, and asthma, which is affecting them more.

People are seeing symptoms like fever, cough for a long time, increased mucus production, watery nose, headache, body ache, etc. Elderly people above 65 years of age and children below 5 years of age need to be more careful with influenza. At the same time, people complaining of lung disease also need to be cautious.

The symptoms of this virus are similar to the coronavirus of COVID-19. In the advisory issued by the government, it has been told that H3N2 is characterized by high fever, prolonged cough, increased mucus production, runny nose, headache, nausea, loss or loss of appetite, and body aches.

The virus can have symptoms. In the ongoing advisory, it has been told that the risk of the H3N2 influenza virus is high for certain people. These include asthma and lung infection patients, elderly people, pregnant women, and children.

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