India Reports Two Deaths Due To H3N2 Influenza In Haryana, Karnataka

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Bengaluru: India on Friday reported two deaths caused by the H3N2 influenza virus – one in Haryana and the other in Karnataka.

The first recorded death from the H3N2 virus was an 82-year-old man from Karnataka, who had diabetes and hypertension. He was reportedly admitted to hospital on February 24 and passed away on March 1.

Additionally, 90 cases of H3N2 and eight cases of the H1N1 virus have been detected in the country.

Cases of flu have been rising in the country over the past few months. Most of the infections are caused by the H3N2 virus. This virus causes more hospitalisations than other influenza subtypes in the country.

Only H3N2 and H1N1 infections have been detected in India so far.

Both have symptoms similar to Covid-19. After two years of the pandemic, the rising flu cases have triggered concern among people.

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