An ICMR study has actually revealed that 50 percent of the breathing infection cases confessed to health centers in over 2 month are of H3N2 influenza, the federal government informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. An overall of 1,161 cases of H3N2, which is a subtype of seasonal influenza infection, have actually been reported in between January 1 and March 20, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar stated in a written reply.
She stated the majority of these cases revealed signs of cough and fever.
The minister stated H3N2 is a viral breathing infection and prescription antibiotics have no function in its treatment.
She included, in some cases in a breathing infection a bacterial infection might likewise happen and for that reason doctors might recommend an antibiotic to take care of the secondary bacterial infection.
According to the information shared by her, Delhi (370) reported the greatest variety of H3N2 cases followed by Maharashtra (184 ), Rajasthan (180) and Karnataka (134 ).
Pawar stated the Health Ministry is keeping track of the scenario and taking actions to support states and UTs in management of influenza cases, consisting of H3N2, that include providing an advisory for carefully following the pattern of influenza-like health problem (ILI) or extreme intense breathing infection (SARI).
The ministry has actually asked states and UTs to keep track of the percentage of SARI cases amongst all infection cases and refer enough variety of samples for screening for influenza, SARS-CoV-2 etc.
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