What You Should Know About H3N2 Flu?
H3N2 Flu is a subtype of influenza A.
Although they are multiple types of influenza, only influenza A is further broken down into subtypes.
These subtypes are actually broken down even further as they are identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) based on:
❗️Host of origin (type of animal in which virus was first identified - swine, bird, etc.; for human origin, no host is listed)
❗️Geographical origin (location/city in which virus was first isolated)
❗️Year of isolation
Each year there are variants of influenza that cause illness during flu season. The virus mutates, making it difficult to predict which one will make people sick each year or even how severe the season will be.
What To Expect From H3N2
No matter what, you need to know what to expect from the flu. Whether it is caused by H3N2 influenza A or another strain, typical flu symptoms include:
Vomiting and Diarrhea - uncommon, occurs more frequently in children
Seek medical help if symptoms persists
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