Karnataka Patient Was Diabetic, Died After 4 Days of Hospitalisation: Officials on India's First H3N2 Death
India's first H3N2 Death:
Updated Mar 10, 2023 | 02:20 PM IST
Karnataka Man Died Of H3N2
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India's first H3N2 death: Health officials in Karnataka reported India's first H3N2 death after samples of a 82-year-old man died. The patient from Hassan also had co-morbidities such as hypertension and diabetes. He has been identified as Hire Gowda. The man was in his 80s.
Karnataka Patient Who Died of H3N2 Influenza Was Diabetic
- Speaking to reporters, the District Health Officer of Hassan, Hire Gowda died due to the virus on March 1.
- “It is confirmed that Hire Gowda, son of Halage Gowda, 82 years, died of H3N2 virus on March 1,” the DHO said.
- He also said Gowda was a diabetic and suffered from hypertension as well.
- The patient was admitted to the hospital on February 24 and he died on March 1. The sample, sent for test, confirmed he was infected by the virus on March 6.
H3N2 VIRUS: SYMPTOMS AND PRECAUTIONSH3N2 infection symptoms are comparable to seasonal flu viruses and they can include:-
Cough and cold
H3N2 VIRUS ON RISEThe rising number of H3N2 subtype influenza cases across country has raised the concerns of health department officials. Till now. 90 cases of the H3N2 virus have been reported in the country. Eight cases of the H1N1 virus have also been detected.
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