Many children and the elderly are coming in the grip of this virus and recovering in around 10 to 12 days. Also, 7 per cent children are admitted to ICUs, said health experts.
"The H3N2 has similar symptoms of cold, cough and fever like Covid-19 and other adenovirus. In view of the prevailing situation, we have strengthened our surveillance system through district-level disease surveillance units to identify H3N2 cases," said director, health services, Bijay Mohapatra.
The major cause of current respiratory illness is the Influenza A subtype H3N2. Union Health Ministry on Friday informed that a total of 3038 laboratory-confirmed cases of various subtypes of Influenza including H3N2 have been reported till 9th March 2023.
The common symptoms of H3N2 virus include sore throat, fever, ache in muscles, cough, and acute respiratory issues among others