Rising H3N2 Influenza Cases: The H3N2 virus outbreak is rapidly increasing in India. It has been said by the Government of India that till now there have been 2 deaths due to this virus in the country, one in Haryana and another in Karnataka.
The Health Ministry held a meeting in view of the increasing cases of the H3N2 Influenza virus on March 10.
After the meeting, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted that "Had a review meeting on the rising cases of H3N2 Influenza virus in the country. An advisory has been issued to states to remain alert and closely monitor the situation."
According to Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, there have been 10 cases of the H3N2 virus reported in Haryana as of March 10. He advised people to be cautious but not panic. The state is fully prepared to tackle the situation.
An 82-year-old man from Hassan district in Karnataka died on 1 March, making the first case of H3N2 virus death in India.
He was suffering from fever, sore throat and cough and had symptoms of influenza-like illness (ILI).
On February 24, he was admitted to the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, where he passed away on March 1.
The second death due to the H3N2 virus in India was of a 56-year-old man from Haryana who was a patient of lung cancer. He tested positive for H3N2 in January.