Two persons have died of influenza caused by the H3N2 virus, Union Health Ministry sources said today. One person has died in Haryana and the other, in Karnataka, according to top sources.
There are around 90 cases of the H3N2 virus in the country. Eight cases of the H1N1 virus have also been reported.
Cases of flu have been rising in the country. Most of the infections are caused by the H3N2 virus, also known as the “Hong Kong flu”. Only H3N2 and H1N1 infections have been detected in India so far.
The symptoms include fever, chills, cough, breathlessness and wheezing.
Patients have also reported nausea, sore throat, body-ache and diarrhoea. Symptoms persist for about a week.