Flu

  • Vizag: Swine flu claims second life this year 01-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Swine flu claimed its second victim in the city this year with the death of a 27-year-old man at a private hospital on Tuesday, health officials said. "The man, who was infected with H1N1 virus, died at the hospital located in Gajuwaka area this morning. He was from Sriharipuram locality...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Pregnant woman dies of Swine Flu 29-01-2014 05:29 PM

    Visakhapatnam: A 27-year old pregnant woman on Wednesday died of swine flu at a private hospital, becoming the first victim of the disease in the country this year, officials said. The woman, who was tested positive for H1N1 virus succumbed to the disease this morning after undergoing treatment for nearly...
  • Bird flu spikes in China ahead of Lunar New Year 22-01-2014 06:03 PM

    A spate of bird flu cases since the beginning of the year in China has experts watching closely as millions of people and poultry are on the move ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, the world's largest annual human migration. China has reported more than 50 H7N9 infections in...
  • Hong Kong confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu 26-12-2013 06:50 PM

    An 80-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Thursday, in the first such death in the city after the virus surfaced in early December. The man, the second person in Hong Kong to be diagnosed with the virus strain,...
  • Swine flu claims ninth victim in Bhopal 20-08-2013 05:56 PM

    A 32-year-old man, who worked as a cameraman with a local news channel, died of swine flu at Bhopal, hospital on Tuesday. The deceased, Santosh Joshi, had been admitted to a private hospital about a fortnight back and was diagnosed with swine flu. Joshi, who was on a ventilator, succumbed...
  • KFC China sales slump amid bird flu scare 13-08-2013 05:26 PM

    Beijing:The recent bird flu scare in China has dragged KFC's sales in the country by 13 per cent in July, said Yum! Brands Inc, its parent company. A data released by the US fast food giant shows that KFC's same-store sales in the Chinese market declined 16 per cent last...
  • Shivraj govt alerts officials about bird flu in Chhattisgarh 07-08-2013 09:27 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh government sounded an alert in the districts bordering the neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, after confirmation of avian influenza (bird-flu) in that state. In a directive to all collectors of districts bordering Chhattisgrah, the MP government advised them to take all precautions to check the spread...
  • News briefs: 2-day science exhibition ends in Dhamtari 05-08-2013 11:48 PM

    The two-day Science Model Exhibition came to an endon Sunday. It wasorganised by the Inspire Award Yojna. About 594 models were displayed in the exhibition. A large number of students participated in the exhibition. The students showed their enthusiasm and excitement during the science exhibition. Raipur: Bird flu alert across...
  • Health Department sounds alert in Chhattisgarh as bird flu hits Anjora village 04-08-2013 07:56 AM

    An alert has been sounded in Chhattisgarh after the outbreak of bird flu in a poultry farm at Anjora village of Rajnandgaon district by the health department of the state. "Health department on Saturday sounded an alert in the state following the outbreak of bird flu in Anjora," Minister of...
  • MERS: The next big threat? 17-07-2013 01:52 PM

    If you've seen the movie 'Contagion' , you'll know how fast a virus can spread and how deadly it can be, but will this be true for the newly emerging virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as well? The World Health Organisation has warned that this novel virus is...
  • Newly discovered virus kills 45 worldwide 17-07-2013 10:55 AM

    Mumbai: A newly discovered SARS like virus has killed 45 people worldwide. The virus, which has been discovered around Gulf countries, is worrying scientists as they are not able to ascertain the origin and nature of the virus. After swine flu and avian flu, Mers - a new mutated strain...
  • China's bird flu outbreak cost $ 6.5 billion 22-05-2013 08:35 AM

    Geneva: The H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has caused economic losses of more than $6.5 billion so far, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's chief veterinary officer said on Tuesday. "The economic impacts of H7N9 have been astounding," Juan Lubroth said during a presentation at the World Health Assembly...
  • China: 'Death toll from new bird flu rises to 36' 18-05-2013 11:30 AM

    London: Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. The United Nations health agency said the four deaths were from cases that...
  • China's bird flu death toll rises to 16 18-04-2013 01:28 PM

    Beijing: Two more people in China have died from a new strain of avian influenza, bringing to 16 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus, and the government has warned that the number of infections could rise. The latest victims were from the commercial capital of Shanghai, where the...
  • China's H7N9 bird flu spreads in Beijing, second case reported 15-04-2013 01:23 PM

    Beijing: The new strain of deadly bird flu spread in Beijing as one more case was reported from the Chinese capital, raising the total number of people affected from the avian influenza in the country to 61. On Saturday, a 7-year-old girl had become the first person in Beijing to...
  • Beijing reports first case of new bird flu as virus spreads 13-04-2013 07:35 AM

    Beijing: The deadly new bird flu, which has caused 11 deaths in China so far, spread to Beijing as the capital reported its first case on Saturday, increasing the total number of cases in the country to 44. A seven-year-old child in Beijing was suspected to have been infected with...
  • 38 infected with bird flu, says China 12-04-2013 08:29 AM

    Beijing: The number of people infected with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu in China stands at 38 with the detection of five more cases, while a four-year-old boy who had experienced slight symptoms made a complete recovery. Ten people have died of the virus. By regions, Shanghai continues...
  • Yum says bird flu hits China April sales, March sales down 11-04-2013 11:30 AM

    KFC parent Yum Brands Inc warned that a new bird flu outbreak in China badly hit restaurant sales there this month, even as the company also reported a sharper-than-expected slide in March sales in the country caused by the lingering impact of a separate food safety scare. "Within the past...
  • China finds bird flu in 5 new sites: World Animal Health Organisation 11-04-2013 02:08 AM

    Paris: China found new cases of bird flu in five live bird markets in the eastern part of the country, a report posted on the website of the World Animal Health Organisation OIE showed on Wednesday. China said the H7N9 avian influenza virus was found on Wednesday in three live...
  • China reports 3 more cases of new bird flu, total goes up to 21 07-04-2013 09:38 PM

    Beijing: China continues to grapple with rising numbers of bird flu cases as three more people were on Sunday confirmed infected with the deadly H7N9 strain, taking the total to 21, while official media blamed the virus on intense farming and density of population. Shanghai, China's biggest metropolis with 23...
  • China bird flu virus found in more markets in Shanghai 06-04-2013 11:26 AM

    Shanghai: Chinese authorities have found traces of a new bird flu virus that has killed six people in more areas in Shanghai, state media reported, after authorities slaughtered over 20,000 birds at a large poultry market in the city. State-run Xinhua news agency said samples of the H7N9 virus were...
  • China: 2 more die due to bird flu, virus traced to pigeons 05-04-2013 02:55 AM

    Beijing: Two more persons on Thursday died in China due to the H7N9 bird flu, taking the death toll from the new strain of avian influenza to five in the country even as officials traced the new deadly virus to pigeons in Shanghai. Also, the total number of cases of...
  • Fourth death in China due to deadly bird flu, cases rise to 11 04-04-2013 06:33 PM

    Beijing: One more person on Thursday died in China due to the deadly H7N9 bird flu, taking the death toll to four, even as the total number of cases of the new strain of avian influenza in the country rose to eleven. A 48-year-old man died of H7N9 bird flu...