As the heat is rising in many parts of India, one question has become even more pressing: What are the signs of a hot flash?
As the intensity of the sunrises and sunsets increases in many places, some residents are reporting that they see flashes that they cannot explain, and others that they suspect are caused by a virus.
A recent article in the Indian Express has provided a glimpse of the confusion and panic that residents are facing.
According to the article, “The city of Bhiwandi has reported nearly 100 cases of heat exhaustion, the highest number recorded in the state in the last few weeks.”
Another article in a local newspaper, the Hindustan Times, said the city had “reported more than 2,000 cases of hot flashes” in a period of three days.
While some people believe that the heatwave is a virus or heatstroke, others are saying that it is simply a flu-like phenomenon.
The virus has a tendency to travel to different parts of the world, but in India, it has spread to more than a dozen different cities, said Dr. Dinesh Rane, who works in the emergency room at the University of Delhi.
In one case, he said, a patient with a fever and cough developed a fever of 101 degrees, and then had a fever-like sensation, and later developed a cold and muscle aches.
There have been cases of the virus spreading to other parts of South Asia as well, he added.
The Indian Government has said that the virus could have spread from the Arabian Peninsula to South Asia, and that there are “at least 100 confirmed cases” of heatstroke in the country.
“But what is really puzzling is that we have seen no reports of the hot flashes,” Rane said.
He explained that people who see them, and who have not reported any symptoms, are likely to be misdiagnosed with the flu.
“It is quite a challenge to diagnose the flu in such a short time frame.
In the past, we would have had a week or so to gather data,” he said.
The flu is a serious illness that can take a toll on people’s lives, with a flu pandemic taking more than three decades to take hold in many countries, according to the World Health Organization.
People can catch the virus if they are exposed to the virus as a child, or have been in close contact with someone who has the virus.
People who have been exposed to flu viruses may experience fever, muscle ache, cough, and weakness.
Symptoms can vary from mild to severe depending on the severity of the infection.
Influenza cases in India have been relatively low, with less than 50 cases in 2016.
The latest figures from the National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), however, show that there have been more than 10,000 reported cases of influenza in the entire country, with more than 13,000 deaths from influenza in 2016 alone.
The number of deaths from flu in India is higher than in any other country except Pakistan.
The World Health Assembly has called for a halt to the spread of the flu and for a national flu vaccination campaign.
The Council of Economic Advisors, an international advisory body, issued a report this week that said that a pandemic of the strain could occur as early as 2020.
However, the report also noted that the WHO has warned against the risk of widespread pandemic, which is the most likely outcome of the current global influenza epidemic.
India has reported its highest number of confirmed cases of flu, and there are at least 100 cases reported each day.
The state of Jharkhand, the third largest in the world and the fourth-largest in the nation, is home to some of the most densely populated regions of India.
According a 2016 study, the state had a population of about 14.4 million people, and the most populous areas of the state are in Uttar Pradesh and Odisha.