The Health Commissioner has issued an advisory in this regard to the CMHOs and civil surgeons of all the districts after the first case of Influenza H3N2 was reported in the state capital on Thursday.
The report of the youth found H3N2 positive on Thursday. Apart from this, it will be investigated in Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur.
At the same time, instructions have been given to make adequate arrangements for necessary equipment, medicines and medical oxygen in the hospital.
According to the Directorate of Health, 4 days ago, a 25-year-old youth living in Bairagarh had complained of a cold and cough. His swab sample was sent to AIIMS, Bhopal for testing for Influenza H3N2. The report came positive on Thursday.
At present, the youth has been quarantined at home. Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said that the health of the H3N2 positive youth is stable. He does not need to be admitted to the hospital.
According to the advisory, the risk of H3N2 infection is high for small children, pregnant women, sugar, heart, liver, kidney, cancer and respiratory patients. The immunity of the person suffering from these diseases is low. Also, individuals suffering from related diseases tend to be immunocompromised.
According to the guideline, these patients of the immuno-compromised category can become serious if they get infected with H3N2 and H1N1. They may also have to be admitted to the hospital.