Saturday, August 28, 2010

Warning risk of an outbreak of influenza A/H3N2

Saturday, 28/08/2010, 03:06 (GMT +7)
While influenza A/H1N1 was basically put under control the number of people with influenza A/H3N2 is growing strongly again. Although influenza is common but dangerous risk of complications and the spread of this pandemic is very high.

BS, MA, Nguyen Hong Ha, deputy director of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said the Central Government, the volume of patients to diagnose and treat influenza at a hospital in about a week ago were returned to Asia. On average 130-150 patients every day to check flu, nearly doubled compared with the past. Most patients have symptoms of the flu season, such as cough, high fever, acute respiratory long, body aches, muscle pain of osteoarthritis, watery eyes, runny nose, sore throat irritation.

Through the test swabs of patients showed a disease caused by influenza A/H3N2 virus. "This is a virus causes the flu season usually, not the influenza A/H1N1 virus ...", Dr Nguyen Hong Ha said.

However, Dr Nguyen Hong Ha stressed that although the flu this flu season but is at risk of epidemic spread over a larger and more dangerous complications. Because epidemiological survey showed most recently, Hanoi has many families with multiple diseases. Furthermore, influenza A/H3N2 has its risk factors such as H1N1 influenza complications capable of causing pneumonia and death.

Those with lower resistance, pregnant women, elderly, young children, people with heart disease, chronic lung, immune deficiency disease ... the subject is susceptible to complications of influenza A/H3N2 and risk Insurance

Previous influenza A/H3N2 situation tends to spread, BS, MA, Nguyen Hong Ha recommendations, influenza is a disease caused by influenza virus transmission from patients released into the surrounding environment or by contact. So when the flu should strictly implement the measures of personal hygiene, often to wear a mask when in crowded areas.

Moreover, when anyone signs of the flu in time to the hospital early this need to be diagnosed and treated promptly to avoid unfortunate complications. Do not buy and take antibiotics when signs of flu, which has no physical exam and doctor's instructions.

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