Do you also have fever and cough… Influenza cases are increasing rapidly in the country with cough, read the advisory of the central government in 10 points
Influenza cases are increasing rapidly in many parts of India in the last two months with prolonged illness and prolonged cough. After battling the Covid pandemic for two years, the rise in cases has created a panic among the general public. The maximum effect of this virus is being seen in small children. Also, elders above 60 years of age whose immunity decreases or they are victims of diabetes, asthma or heart disease. They are most at risk from this virus. Let us tell you that this virus can be detected through different lab tests. The doctor may ask for a sputum test or any other test, after which virus infection can be detected.
Increase in flu cases, Center issued advisory
- The cases of fever and flu are increasing rapidly all over India. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that it is caused by the Influenza A subtype H3N2 virus.
- H3N2 virus causes more hospitalizations than other subtypes. Experts say that for the last two-three months it is widely prevalent all over India.
- Symptoms usually include a persistent cough with fever. In recent cases, a number of patients have been complaining of prolonged symptoms.
- In a conversation with a media house, Dr. Anurag Mehrotra said that the infection is taking time to heal. The symptoms are strong. The symptoms persist for a long time even after the patient is cured.
- Experts say that the H3N2 virus causes more hospitalizations than other influenza subtypes.
- Clinical trial expert Dr. Anita Ramesh says that the new strain of influenza is not fatal. Dr. Ramesh told that it is not fatal. But some patients had to be admitted due to respiratory problems. Some symptoms are similar to
- COVID-19, the test of all the patients has come negative.
- ICMR has also suggested a list of do’s and don’ts to protect people from contracting the virus.
- On the other hand, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has advised against indiscriminate use of antibiotics amid rising cases of cough, cold and nausea across the country.
- The association has asked doctors to prescribe only drugs related to the disease and not antibiotics.
- The medical body said in a statement, “We have already seen the widespread use of azithromycin and ivermectin during Covid and this has also led to resistance. Before prescribing antibiotics it is necessary to ascertain whether the infection is bacterial or not.”