H3N2 virus knocked in the world after Corona, first case found in Russia3 min read
The first case of swine flu (H3N2) virus has been detected in Russia.
This was a case brought from Egypt to Russia. So far there is no case of any other swine flu virus in Russia.
A specific swine flu (H3N2) virus was detected in 2011.
Moscow. The first case of swine flu (H3N2) virus has been detected in Russia. The H3N2 virus was first detected in 2011. It has been detected during the escalation of the flu virus epidemic in Russia. Anna Popova, head of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing-Rospotrebnadzor for Consumer Rights Protection and Monitoring of Human Welfare, made this announcement at a meeting of the department’s board. On Saturday, Popova was quoted as saying that the first swine flu (H3N2) virus was detected in the country last week. Which was the case that came to Russia from Egypt. So far there are no other swine flu virus cases in Russia.
According to the news agency Tass, about the condition of the current flu epidemic, Popova said that the country is in a state before a new phase of the epidemic. Influenza outbreaks in Russia from October 2021 to May 2022 were much higher than in the previous season. A special working group has been created under the Scientific Council to evaluate the epidemic status of influenza and respiratory viral infections in Russia. Along with monitoring the epidemic of influenza and respiratory viral infections, instructions have also been given to revise the rules governing it.
H3N2 virus first detected in 2011
The H3N2 virus or swine flu virus is a non-human influenza virus that is commonly transmitted in pigs and infects humans. The viruses that usually spread in pigs are ‘swine influenza virus’. When these viruses infect humans, they are called ‘variant’ viruses. A specific H3N2 virus was first detected in 2011, with genes from avian, swine and human flu viruses and the M gene of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus. The virus has been spreading in pigs since 2010 and was first detected in people in 2011. The inclusion of the 2009 M gene allows this virus to infect humans more easily than other swine influenza viruses.
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How do humans get infected with the flu virus from pigs?
Influenza virus can spread from pigs to people and from people to pigs. It is believed that transmission from infected pigs to humans occurs in the same way as the seasonal influenza virus spreads between people. It is mainly spread through infected droplets formed when an infected pig coughs or sneezes. If these droplets fall into your nose or mouth, or you inhale them, you can become infected. There is also some evidence that you can become infected by touching something that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth or nose. A third possible way of becoming infected is by inhaling particles containing the influenza virus. Scientists are not really sure which of these modes of spread is the most common.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 15, 2022, 10:41 IST