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New strain of H3N2 flu virus found in Mongolia

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posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 09:13 AM

A new, still unknown to the medical fraternity flu virus has been found in Mongolia. The symptoms of this influenza are similar to the so-called ‘bird’ and ‘swine’ flu viruses. The virus is classified as H3N2 strain.

Influenza A virus H3N2

Chief Public Relations Officer at National Research Center for Infectious Diseases in Mongolia Chuluunbat Urtnasan explained that doctors currently do not know how to protect themselves from the virus H3N2. According to him, the main attention should be paid to protecting the body from cold. Body weakened by cold can be prone to be infected by this new type of virus, report agencies.

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