Bhubaneswar: A total of 59 H3N2 influenza cases were found in Odisha, informed the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) in Bhubaneswar.
Out of the 225 samples collected in the month of January and February, a total of 59 H3N2 influenza cases were found in Odisha, she said.
RMRC Director Sanghamitra Pati informed that from the test report of the samples, it was found that 59 persons are infected with the H3N2 virus.
After two persons, one from Haryana and the other in Karnataka, died of influenza caused by the H3N2 virus, the Odisha government issued an advisory.
As per the advisory, people need to wear masks (a must for people suffering from cold and cough), use handkerchiefs while sneezing if not wearing a mask and drink plenty of water.
The common symptoms of the H3N2 virus include sore throat, fever, ache in muscles, cough and acute respiratory issues among others.