H3N2 virus causes two deaths in Pune; Deceased include senior citizen and woman

Pune : NpNews24 Online  –  H3N2 Virus | There is concern in India over the spread of infection caused by H3N2 virus. The H3N2 virus has claimed two lives. Among the victims are a 67-year-old senior citizen and a 37-year-old woman resident of Beed. These two deaths have happened in last 13 days in private hospitals. The two deceased had comorbidities. This is the first time that the H3N2 virus has claimed two lives.


A 67-year-old senior citizen, who was infected with H3N2 virus, was being treated in Surya Sahyadri Hospital in Kasba Peth. He was suffering from blood pressure and diabetes. He died during treatment on March 11. The woman resident of Beed was being treated in Noble Hospital. She died during treatment on March 23. She was affected by autoimmune disease, liver disease and had suffered bleeding in brain.


A meeting of experts was held to discuss the treatment given to these two patients and the cause of their death was examined. The panel concluded that their death was caused by H3N2 virus along with the co-morbidities.


The committee is led by the health officer of the surveillance unit in Dr Naidu Hospital for Infectious Diseases. Assistant Health Officer Dr Suryakant Devkar, Medical Superintendent Dr Sudhir Patsute, Professor Dr Naresh Sonkavde of BJ Medical College, Dr HB Prasad, Dr Kartik Joshi, Dr Raj Kodre, a physician from Noble Hospital, Dr Sujata Gaikwad and Dr Mahesh Kumar are a part of the committee.


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