Karnataka and Haryana have each reported one death from H3N2 influenza. India experiences two peaks of seasonal influenza every year, one from January to March, and the other in the post-monsoon season. However, the number of cases is expected to decline by the end of March. The state surveillance officers are fully prepared to handle this public health challenge. Also the Union Health Ministry is closely monitoring the Seasonal Influenza situation in different states and union territories of India through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) network. They are tracking the morbidity and mortality caused by the H3N2 subtype of seasonal influenza, which poses a higher risk for young children and elderly people with pre-existing medical conditions.