17 Mar 2023

H3N2 Virus Makes Entry In Madhya Pradesh, First Patient Found In Bhopal, You Should Also Be Alert

Bhopal: The H3N2 virus has started spreading slowly across the country. More cases have been detected in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi. At the same time, the virus has now made its entry in Madhya Pradesh as well. The first patient of H3N2 virus has been found in the capital Bhopal. The health department has become alert. 

Officials say the patient had complained of cough and cold. His samples were sent to the lab for examination. The report revealed that he was a victim of H3N2. However, no travel history of the patient has come to the fore.

Weak immunity is a big danger

According to the health department, patients with lung infection and asthma may be more at risk. Also, the virus has adverse effect on children, elderly along with pregnant women. People having weak immunity need to be cautious.

What are the symptoms?

The department has also issued an advisory regarding the symptoms of H3N2 influenza. In which it is said that it has symptoms like cold and cough. People have runny or blocked nose and difficulty in breathing. 

Cough, sore throat, headache and fever along with pain in the body are among the symptoms of H3N2. Along with this, the problem of vomiting and diarrhoea also starts. Medical experts should be contacted immediately if the person concerned has a feeling of cold accompanied with shortness of breath and fatigue.

The advisory of the Health Department is also telling that pregnant women, small children, sugar, heart, liver, kidney, cancer and respiratory patients are more at risk of infection. 

CMHO of Bhopal confirmed the virus

Bhopal's Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. Prabhakar Tiwari says that H3N2 virus has been confirmed in a patient. He is between 20 to 25 years and is a resident of Bairagarh area of Bhopal. 

At present, the youth has been quarantined at home. Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said that the health of the H3N2 positive youth is stable. He does not need to be admitted to the hospital.

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