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Type A influenza subtype H3N2

Type A influenza subtype H3N2: Introduction

Type A influenza subtype H3N2: The H3N2 subtype of influenza is a strain of the type A influenza virus that can cause cause illness in humans. Subtype H3N2 has caused a number of pandemics (e.g. Hong Kong Flu) and tends to occur in a seasonal pattern in many parts of the world. Influenza is viral respiratory infection. The virus is very contagious and can cause severe illness especially in patients who are very young or old or have some other medical condition as well. The severity of symptoms can vary but usually involves respiratory and constitutional (e.g. headache, aching muscles) symptoms. The influenza virus can mutate and produce different strains though the symptoms are the same. This frequent mutation means that people need regular vaccinations to ensure they are protected against new strains as they arise. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Type A influenza subtype H3N2 is available below.

Symptoms of Type A influenza subtype H3N2

Treatments for Type A influenza subtype H3N2

  • Antiviral medications may reduce the severity and duration of symptoms in some cases. Rest and fluids aid recovery. Medications may be used to alleviate symptoms such as pain, fever and nasal congestion. Regular flu shots can prevent influenza infections
  • Bed rest
  • Analgesics and antipyretics - aspirin, paracetamol, codeine and NSAID's
  • Maintain fluid intake
  • Antiviral drugs in high risk patients (within 36 hours)
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Type A influenza subtype H3N2: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Type A influenza subtype H3N2:

  • Pneumonia
  • Febrile seizures - children
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing asthma
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing heart failure
  • Negative effects on developing fetus in pregnant women
  • more complications...»

Causes of Type A influenza subtype H3N2

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Less Common Symptoms of Type A influenza subtype H3N2

Type A influenza subtype H3N2: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Type A influenza subtype H3N2

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Type A influenza subtype H3N2: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Type A influenza subtype H3N2

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Type A influenza subtype H3N2: Rare Types

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More information about Type A influenza subtype H3N2

  1. Type A influenza subtype H3N2: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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