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Mar 2023

Everything you need to know about the H3N2 virus

Posted By Suborna Fermi Posted on Mar 16, 2023

H3N2 is a newly occurred influenza virus that is known as a subtype of the Influenza A virus. The virus is known for causing respiratory complexions. We all know Influenza is a harmful virus that causes influenza infection, which ends up causing fever, body ache, fatigue, chills etc. The concerning matter is, this new subcategory is no less than its elder variant and may also cause serious illness. In the year 1968, this specific subtype of the influenza virus was discovered.

The nation wasn’t prepared for another strike as the dark memories of the deadly rampage of coronavirus had not faded yet. The sudden occurrence of this new influenza variant has quite obviously become an unavoidable terror because previously the H1N1 virus was epidemical. Medical experts are suggesting to stay way more careful about handling it than normal flu.

A standard number of H3N2 cases have been reported in Delhi. However, there are certain symptoms of this disease and it is necessary to seek medical attention once the symptoms start to get visible. However, the symptoms almost match the symptoms of its other variants.

The most common symptoms of this disease

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue

What are the precautions that should be taken against H3N2?

  • Getting vaccinated is still the most effective precaution against H3N2.
  • One must wear a mask every time before stepping out of the house.
  • Avoid direct contact with the people who are already infected.
  • Wash your hands properly with complete care using soap and water.
  • Avoid crowded areas as much as possible to avoid getting infected unknowingly.

Is there any treatment available for it?

Taking enough rest and drinking a sufficient amount of fluid is necessary for recovery from it. As mentioned before, getting vaccinated is still the best possible precaution against it. In case the symptoms turn severe, it is recommended to consult a doctor and get necessary antiviral medications.

However, this is your responsibility to cover your nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing because if you are already infected, then the droplets releasing from your body may infect other people. You must always remember that if you catch the virus then your family members and friends are also at a higher risk of getting infected and falling sick.

As well as the coronavirus, this one may also spread if you touch any random object or surface that contains the virus. To be mentioned once again, the smartest step you can take is to seek medical attention immediately soon after the primary signs start to show up. You may also get in touch with a genuine and reliable medical expert to fetch more necessary information in this regard.


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  • https://www.indiatoday.in/health/story/h3n2-virus-outbreak-india-symptoms-treatment-precautions-vaccine-flu-2343578-2023-03-07
  • https://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/health/h3n2-influenza-symptoms-treatment-precaution-and-all-that-you-need-to-know-101677939983693.html