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Swine flu outbreak in Assam: Symptoms and precautions

Swine flu outbreak in Assam: Key precautions to avoid swine flu or H1N1 and symptoms to watch out for

Swine flu outbreak in Assam: Symptoms and precautions (HT File Photo)
Published on May 06, 2024 08:24 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Why flu vaccines are needed before summer ends and rainy season begins?

Parents should not skip the flu vaccination for children, fearing side effects. Here's why flu vaccines are needed before summer ends and rainy season begins?

Why flu vaccines are needed before summer ends and rainy season begins? (Image by Freepik)
Published on May 03, 2024 08:10 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Disease X: Next pandemic could stem from deadly virus: Scientists warn

Experts warn of Disease X as a potential cause of the next pandemic, with influenza identified as a major threat.

Alappuzha: Ducks being killed en masse by the Animal Husbandry Department, following detection of avian influenza (bird�flu�H5N8) among�ducks�at four places, in Alappuzha district of Kerala, Friday, April 19,�2024. PTI Photo) (PTI04_19_2024_000485B)(PTI)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 11:24 AM IST
ByAditi Srivastava

Bird flu outbreak in Kerala: Should you be concerned? Symptoms, prevention tips

In the light of recent spread of infection among ducks in Kerala, it is important to know about the symptoms, and prevention of the disease.

Bird flu, also known as avian influenza, is a viral infection that primarily affects birds. However, in some cases, it can spread to humans, causing illness ranging from mild to severe. (PTI)
Published on Apr 18, 2024 02:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Children born in October least likely to get influenza: Study

The study shows that October is the best time for young children to get a flu shot, that can help them to avoid getting influenza.

Children born in October least likely to get influenza: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 03:12 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Los Angeles

11 ways to prevent common cold, flu and other winter illnesses

Check out this list of common winter-time ailments and their easy preventative measures

11 ways to prevent common cold, flu and other winter illnesses (Photo by Pexels)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 07:17 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Flu season is here; important tips to prevent influenza in kids

Influenza can pose risk of complications in kids and must not be taken lightly. From getting a flu shot to eating healthy, know preventive measures.

Kids, with their underdeveloped immune systems, not only face an elevated risk of contracting the flu but also grapple with severe complications. (Freepik)
Published on Dec 19, 2023 02:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

K'taka health dept issues advisory on respiratory illnesses after surge in China

The Karnataka health department issued an advisory after a surge in respiratory illnesses in China, and prescribed guidelines to curb the spread of infection.

The department warned that infants, the elderly, pregnant women, the immunocompromised and those taking long-term medications are more at risk of infection. (For representation)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 09:48 AM IST

One of two suspected dengue deaths had influenza and dengue fever: PCMC officials

The samples of the other deceased are sent to a lab to confirm dengue fever infection, said officials

PCMC confirmed on Sunday that one of the two suspected dengue deaths reported last week in Jadhavwadi was caused by a mixed infection of influenza virus and dengue fever (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 06:46 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Lung cells induce immune response to influenza: Study

The study states unexpected ways by which influenza virus and viral RNA are detected by lung cells.

Lung cells induce immune response to influenza: Study(Pexels)
Published on Sep 02, 2023 09:13 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington Dc

Ways to rebuild immunity with natural supplements post an attack of Influenza A

There are several ways in which each member of the family can boost their immunity while recovering and rebuilding their constitution post severe viral infections, such as Influenza A, with natural supplements. Here are tips by health experts

Ways to rebuild immunity with natural supplements post an attack of Influenza A (Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 04:12 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

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

Morning brief: Experts explain if H3N2 virus is life-threatening

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

A health worker (R) collects blood sample from a school student for health checkup as a precaution against the H3N2 virus.(AFP)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 08:55 AM IST

Is H3N2 virus life-threatening? Could it be another Covid? Experts respond

As concerns mounted and some people wondered whether H3N2 could possibly turn out to be another Covid, pulmonologist Anurag Agrawal said he doesn’t expect to see a massive wave. Experts also suggested the virus is not life-threatening in normal circumstances.

A total of 3,038 laboratory-confirmed cases of various influenza subtypes, including H3N2, up until March 9 were recorded in the country.
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 09:42 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Odisha reports 59 H3N2 influenza cases in two months

Currently, there is "no definitive treatment available" for the virus and hence, people should "strictly follow the Covid guidelines to keep H3N2 at bay, experts said.

From January 2 to March 5, 451 cases of the H3N2 have been reported in the country.(Pixabay/Representative)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 06:00 AM IST
PTI |

Amid rising H3N2, Centre concerned over Covid positivity rate in some states

The Centre requested all states and Union territories to follow operational guidelines for integrated surveillance of respiratory pathogens presenting as cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) or severe acute respiratory infection (SARI).

A meeting was also held recently to review the current situation with the central ministries, departments and organisations concerned.
Published on Mar 12, 2023 06:00 AM IST
PTI |

India records two H3N2 virus deaths; experts advise caution, not panic

H3N2 is a non-human influenza virus that normally circulates in pigs and has infected humans. From January 2 to March 5, 451 cases of the H3N2 have been reported in the country, according to data shared by the ministry on Friday.

H3N2 virus kills 2 in India, say reports.
Published on Mar 11, 2023 01:00 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

‘Like swine flu, even milder…no need to panic’: Haryana health minister on H3N2

Influenza-like illness is a nonspecific respiratory illness characterized by fever, fatigue, cough, and other symptoms that stop within a few days.

A local brought the non-completion of a road project to Ambala MLA Anil Vij’s notice. (HT)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 07:42 PM IST

Pattern of viruses changed unexpectedly in past six months, says expert

Hospitals across the country are reporting thousands of cases of influenza A subtype H3N2.

Hospitals across the country are reporting thousands of cases of H3N2 influenza.(Representative image)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 04:15 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

H3N2 influenza vs Covid-19: Symptoms, incubation period, severity and more

Both Influenza and Covid are viral illnesses, but they are totally different in terms of viral families. Here's all you want to know about differences in symptoms, incubation period and more.

H3N2 influenza vs Covid-19: Know the symptoms, incubation period, severity and m (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 01:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Daily brief: Shashi Tharoor refers to PM Modi's 'not era for war' remark

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.(PTI)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 08:45 PM IST

H3N2 Influenza: Symptoms, treatment, precaution and all that you need to know

From avoiding crowds to maintaining hand hygiene, here are a few things to keep in mind about H3N2 Influenza that is rampant in New Delhi recently.

H3N2 Influenza: Symptoms, treatment, precaution and all that you need to know(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 08:01 PM IST
ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

High fever, cough..: Do you have these symptoms? You might have Spring influenza

The fever goes away at the end of three days but the cough can persist for up to three weeks, the IMA's standing committee for Anti-Microbial Resistance said.

In India, influenza vaccines, or flu shots that need to be taken every year, never really became popular. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 06:09 PM IST

H3N2 is the new wily virus driving people to hospitals

Doctors say that the city is rife with people showing similar symptoms and testing positive for H3N2 -- a sub-type of Influenza A virus. Symptoms of the illness are: high-grade fever, joint pain, cough and weakness, which can last for up to two weeks. They have tracked the rise in the cases since over a month

Illustration of Influenza Virus H1N1. Swine Flu. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 04:56 AM IST
BySomita Pal

Experts gather with Avain flu risk on the agenda

Bird flu: The group of scientists and vaccine manufacturers meets twice a year to decide which strain of seasonal flu to include in the vaccine for the coming winter season

The experts discuss the risk of animal viruses spilling over to humans and causing a pandemic.(Representative image)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 10:03 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Children’s early flu toll shows dangers of vaccine hesitancy

Children have been hit especially hard by the early-onset flu season, according to a study from Tennessee that raises concerns about US immunization rates following the pandemic-fueled trend of vaccine hesitancy.

Flu began spreading in September in the US, a month earlier than usual, in a season that combined with Covid-19 and RSV, another respiratory disease, to create what US health officials called a “tripledemic.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 01:58 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal
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