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Influenza A virus spread ramped in Mumbai and neighboring cities

Health experts said that respiratory viruses, including the influenza virus, cause airway inflammation, but presentation and long-term effects could vary.

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Mumbai citizens are twirling under the influenza A (H3N2) virus, or flu, with symptoms that slightly differ from those seen earlier. Many healthy people are developing asthma symptoms, necessitating blood tests and X-rays because the infection affects not only the throat but the entire bronchial hierarchy.

Health experts said that respiratory viruses, including the influenza virus, cause airway inflammation, but presentation and long-term effects could vary. Some factors influence the condition, such as a person’s genetic predisposition, allergic tendencies, pre-existing asthma, and other lung diseases.

Dr Anshuman Manaswi told Afternoon Voice that “these days there is a sudden increase in such cases, especially respiratory-related issues. The reason can be the changing atmosphere or even pollution. with a majority of them anxious that COVID has returned.”

“Over the past two weeks, four to five influenza patients have been detected every day. The symptoms are throat pain, fever, cough, and cold. People should be more alert, and they should seek treatment as soon as the symptoms appear,” said Dr Suresh Sanghvi.

The local hospital in Borivali informed Afternoon Voice that the number of patients with coughs and colds is on the rise these days. “We see more than five patients a day, most of whom suffer from asthma.” “Other senior doctors stated that they have seen many patients who have a persistent cough even after the flu has subsided.”

In the post-viral phase, many experience prolonged fatigue, weakness, tiredness, mental fogging, and an inability to work and concentrate, they said.

Mumbai’s weather has been unpredictable, and poor air quality is worsening the situation as many go out for walks early in the morning.

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Vaidehi Taman
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Vaidehi Taman an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with three Honourary Doctorate in Journalism. Vaidehi has been an active journalist for the past 21 years, and is also the founding editor of an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, and The Democracy digital video news portal is her brain child. Vaidehi has three books in her name, "Sikhism vs Sickism", "Life Beyond Complications" and "Vedanti". She is an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, OSCP offensive securities, Certified Security Analyst and Licensed Penetration Tester that caters to her freelance jobs.
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