H3N2 increasing danger to all these people, be careful


According to the Indian Medical Association ie IMA, usually people below 15 years and above 50 years of age are falling prey to this virus.

Meaning of comorbid patient

Comorbid patient means a person who is suffering from more than one serious disease at the same time, such as both diabetes and BP.

Or people who have any one problem like asthma, diabetes, heart problem, weak immunity and neurological problem, they are at risk of H3N2.


Specialists Shalmali Inamdar, Consultant, Infections, Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, CK Birla Hospital, Delhi and Gurugram, Dr. Rohit Joshi, Pediatrician, Bansal Hospital, Bhopal, Gynaecologist, Gurgaon and Dr. Ritu Sethi.

The symptoms of the H3N2 virus are similar to those of the seasonal cold and cough. Some symptoms are being written below, read and take precautions.

Symptoms of the H3N2 virus

• sore throat

• cough

• runny nose or nasal congestion

• Headache

• body pain

• Fever


• Tiredness

• Diarrhea

• vomit

• breathlessness

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