Following an epidemic of the Hanz virus in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has issued a public health notice.
The Hanz Virus, also known as H3N2v, is an influenza type most often seen in pigs, birds, and people, according to a statement from the Service.
The virus is considered to be more readily transmitted to people from pigs than previous strains of swine flu. –
Adults are more likely to be able to fight off influenza since they typically have a higher level of immunity. An H3N2v virus patient will have a fever, a cough, and a runny nose.
Body pains, nausea and chills are among common symptoms. Vomiting and diarrhoea are also conceivable.
“Influenza viruses are able to evolve rapidly (Mutation). The immune systems of adults and children are generally different “noted in the statement.
It also showed that the virus might be readily transferred by droplets from infected individuals coughing or sneezing.
“Itchy throat and runny nose are common symptoms of H3N2v infection. In addition to these, you might have headaches and aches and pains, nausea, chills, and vomiting or diarrhoea, “It was a bonus.
On rare occasions, H3N2v may cause life-threatening illnesses like pneumonia, which may need hospitalization and even death.