As influenza sweeps across country here’s important info from Dr Randeep Guleria

New Delhi: As the cases of influenza is on the rise and sweeping across the country Dr Randeep Gueria comes up certain important information that everybody should know. The now increasing case of influenza is presenting fever, sore throat cough, body aches and runny nose history symptoms.

ANI tweeted statement of Dr Randeep Guleria, Chairman, Institute of Internal Medicine, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Director-Medical Education, Medanta who wrote on Influenza Virus that currently we’re seeing an increase in cases of influenza presenting fever, sore throat cough, body aches & runny nose history.

H3N2 is a type of influenza virus, which we see every yr during this time of the yr. But it is a virus which mutates over time called antigenic drift. A pandemic yrs ago-H1N1, the virus’ present circulating strain is H3N2, so it is a normal influenza strain: also says the statement of Dr Randeep Guleria tweeted by ANI.

It spreads the same as COVID, through droplets. Only those who have associated comorbidities need to be careful. For precaution wear a mask, wash hands frequently, have physical distancing. For influenza also there is a vaccine for high-risk group & elderly: Dr Randeep Guleria.

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