Patna woman found infected with H3N2 virus, Bihar health department issues alert
Cases of infection with H3N2 virus are increasing rapidly in the country. Meanwhile, this virus has also knocked in Bihar.
According to the information, a woman has been found infected with H3N2 virus in the state capital Patna. This is the first case of this virus in Bihar. Regarding this, the health department of the state has also issued an alert for all the hospitals.
As per information, Bihar health department is on alert mode after a woman was found infected with H3N2 flu. It has been told that the victim woman has fever with cold, cough. She went to Rajendra Memorial Research Institute (RMRI) Agam Kuan in Patna for treatment.
During the investigation, she was found infected with H3N2 Influenza. A doctor from RMRI told that we took samples of total 21 patients on Saturday and the report of one of them has come positive.
He said that H3N2 virus is also a variant of H1N1 (swine flu) and its symptoms are also similar. The doctor said that patients coming to the hospitals have complaints of cold, cough, vomiting, body ache and throat infection. He said that we do serological test of patients to detect H3N2 influenza.
After the arrival of this new version of H1N1 spreading in the country, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has written to every state asking them to make adequate arrangements for it.
Patients are being advised by doctors to take nutritious diet and seasonal fruits. They are also advised to drink lukewarm water. Antibiotics are not effective in the treatment of H3N2 influenza.