Following an epidemic of the Hanz virus in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has issued a public health warning.
Hanz Virus, also known as H3N2v, is a kind of influenza found in pigs, birds, and humans, according to the Service.
According to the report, the virus spreads more easily from pigs to humans than other swine influenza viruses.
“These influenza viruses are quite adaptable” (Mutation). Adults often have more immunity than children, according to the Service.
It went on to say that the virus might be spread readily through droplets from infected people coughing or sneezing.
“Fever, cough, and runny nose are all symptoms of H3N2v. “Body pains, nausea, chills, vomiting, or diarrhoea are also possible symptoms,” it stated.
According to the statement, H3N2v can cause serious illnesses such as pneumonia, which can lead to hospitalization and, in the worst-case scenario, death.
In a statement, the Public Relations Office of the Students’ Representative Council of the University of Ghana warned students about the virus’s spread.
In a related incident, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has requested that all football games featuring Accra Hearts of Oak be suspended due to an epidemic of influenza A subtype H3N2v among the players.
The punishment occurred when the Club reported an unidentified ailment, leaving them with only 16 players for their midweek fixture against Bibiani Goldstar.
The GFA was forced to postpone the team’s match versus Eleven Wonders due to the issue.