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Should we worry about spike in Covid cases amid H3N2 scare?

A double whammy of rising H3N2 and Covid-19 cases has become a cause of worry for people. Here's what experts are saying about the current health crisis.

Reduction in immunization for other disease like influenza due to emphasis on covid vaccination is also one of the reasons of increasing cold and cough cases.(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 03:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Bird flu outbreak: Will it cause the next pandemic?

A new lineage of avian flu H5N1 is ripping through wild bird populations and also affecting mammals, such as minks, badgers, pigs, bears. Are humans next?

If a single bird in a flock is infected with avian influenza, the entire flock has to be culled. (FERNANDO VERGARA/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 01:57 PM IST

H3N2 Influenza: Effective ways to diagnose, risk factors

H3N2 Influenza hospitalisations are on rise in India; children and elderly could be most at risk. Know the risk factors and the best ways to diagnose it.

All viral respiratory illnesses be it influenza A- H3N2, H1N1 variant, novel coronavirus 19, and omicron sub variant, are steadily increasing, because of host of environmental factors (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 01:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Madhya Pradesh reports first case of H3N2 influennza

The patient, aged between 20 to 25 years, tested positive for the H3N2 virus on Wednesday and is asymptomatic now.

H3N2: The patient is currently recovering at home, (Representative Image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 03:41 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Hospitals in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj gear up to deal with H3N2 influenza

The biggest government hospital in the region, SRN Hospital of MLN Medical College presently has 120 beds in its medicine ward and all these beds have oxygen support.

Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world including India, and the cases are seen to increase during certain months globally, say doctors. (For representation)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 08:20 PM IST
By, Prayagraj
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