First H3N2 case is reported in Madhya Pradesh
A young guy who tested positive for the virus in the state capital Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh has been identified as the state's first case of H3N2 influenza, an official said on Thursday.
The patient, who is between 20 and 25 years old, tested positive for the H3N2 virus on Wednesday but is now asymptomatic, according to Dr. Prabhakar Tiwari, the chief medical and health officer for Bhopal.
He complained of a cough and cold, according to health department authorities, and his swab sample was submitted for testing at the lab.
The patient, a local of Bhopal's Bairagarh neighborhood, is reportedly recuperating at home, according to the report.
The influenza virus family consists of four subtypes: A, B, C, and D. A subtype of the influenza A virus is the H3N2.