According to the Health Ministry of India two individuals have died due to the H3N2 flu, a strain of influenza virus. The two individuals were from different parts of the country and had not been vaccinated against the virus.

The H3N2 strain of influenza virus is known to cause more severe illness than other strains, particularly in vulnerable populations such as the elderly, young children, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of H3N2 flu are similar to those of other strains of influenza and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and fatigue.

The Health Ministry has issued a statement urging individuals to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. These precautions include getting vaccinated against the flu, washing hands regularly, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, and staying home if experiencing flu-like symptoms.

In addition to these precautions, the Health Ministry has advised healthcare providers to be vigilant in monitoring cases of H3N2 flu and to provide prompt treatment to individuals who are infected. The Ministry has also urged individuals with flu-like symptoms to seek medical attention promptly to receive appropriate treatment.

The H3N2 flu strain is included in the annual flu vaccine, which is recommended for all individuals, particularly those at higher risk of complications from the flu. The vaccine is widely available at healthcare facilities and pharmacies throughout the country.

Overall, the Health Ministry has emphasised the importance of taking preventative measures to protect against the flu, particularly during the flu season. By taking these measures, individuals can reduce their risk of becoming infected with the H3N2 flu and other strains of influenza, as well as help prevent the spread of the virus to others.

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