Influenza B virus: Need for heightened surveillance and epidemiologic case studies

  • Nabin Rayamajhi Patan Academy of Health Sciences
  • Arabind Joshi
  • Raju Prasad Pangeni
  • Bishnu Upadhyaya
  • Geeta Shakya
  • Jay N Shah
  • Arjun Karki
  • Kedar P Baral


Recent report of increased influenza B virus infection, particularly the
clinical profiles and treatment challenges imposed like that of influenza A,
underscores the importance of continuing influenza B virus surveillance.
This is, especially in resource limited country, early detection of influenza
virus, its clinical presentation and complications would be vital in minimizing
the public heath burden imposed by this virus.

Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, influenza B, severe acute
pulmonary infection.

General Section - Perspective