Symptoms in H3N2 virus similar to what we see in Covid: Doctor
After Corona, now the risk of a new sub-variant H3N2 is increasing as this virus is spreading rapidly across the country and its cases are also coming to the fore.
Although not a single case of virus has been reported from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital so far, but in the meantime the risk of corona has also started increasing.
Dr. Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of Delhi’s LNJP Hospital told ANI, “There is not a single H3N2 patient in LNJP Hospital, but two corona patients have come recently who are admitted in the hospital and are undergoing treatment.”
Dr. Suresh said, “H3N2 is a subvariant of Influenza A virus. Currently, we do not have any indoor patient with this virus, but at the same time the symptoms are similar to what we see in COVID like fever, cough and breathlessness blossom.”
“The H3N2 virus causes fever, cough and breathlessness in most patients, which lasts for one to two weeks. In contrast, if you look at cases of COVID virus, these cases have fever, cough and shortness of breath. It hurts and lasts for three to five days.” He added.
“Covid patients recover faster as most of the Indian population has already been vaccinated by the robust vaccination program of the Government of India. We are not seeing any Covid-related patients in the last month, but due to increasing positivity , we have only one mother and child were admitted two days back and both these patients are also on the way to recovery.”
Dr Suresh further said, “We already have 450 beds and 20 beds for H3N2. This includes ICU beds and ventilator beds. We have all the infrastructure as this is the biggest Covid facility in the national capital. So right now There’s no need for it. Panic.”
“We have adequate stock of medicine which is used for treatment of H3N2, and we have trained our doctor staff, nurses and all technical staff for this virus. We have also disseminated the guidelines of ICMR and Government of India Have done how to deal with this virus if a case comes up.”
Dr. Suresh said, “This virus mainly infects patients who have low immunity, which includes elderly people and children as their immunity is compromised and they are more prone to infection We have also started RT PCR test for this H3N2 virus.”
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