FLU

  • Swine flu deaths occurred in 'high risk factor group' patients: Research April 5, 2015

    Jaipur: About 65 per cent of persons who died due to Swine Flu at the SMS Hospital and College in January and February, also had a "high risk factor" involved, they all suffered from other chronic diseases including diabetes, TB, chronic lung disorder, a research has revealed. A team of...
  • Swine flu cases coming down in West Bengal March 29, 2015

    Kolkata: Swine flu cases have come down in West Bengal in the last few weeks with only stray cases being reported now, a senior official of the Health Department said on Sunday. West Bengal Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Moloy Dey told PTI that only stray cases of swine flu...
  • Swine flu claims 12 more lives, death toll rises to 2,035 March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 12 more persons taking the toll across the country to 2,035 while the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus inched towards the 34,000-mark. Union Health Ministry data said that till Saturday, as many as 2,035 persons had perished in various...
  • Swine flu toll inches towards 2,000; number of cases crosses 33,000 March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll was six short of touching the 2,000-mark as 19 more persons succumbed to the disease while the number of affected persons crossed 33,000. According to the Union Health Ministry's data, the death toll till had reached 1,994 while the number of affected persons is...
  • PIL seeks labs in Tamil Nadu for testing for viral diseases March 25, 2015

    Madurai: Citing problems faced by people in testing blood for viral diseases such as H1N1 as these were done only in Pune or New Delhi, a PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench in Madurai seeking setting up of the required laboratory in four major cities of...
  • Satisfied with government's steps on swine flu: Delhi High Court March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the central and city governments to deal with swine flu, saying "no case of the failure of administration is made out for this court to step in". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and...
  • 15 more succumb to swine flu; 32,482 cases reported March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Fifteen more persons succumbed to swine flu as the toll from the disease touched 1,926 and the number of cases on Monday rose to 32,482 in the country. Sharing the data as on March 22, the Union Health Ministry said that in Gujarat, which is one of the worst-affected...
  • Swine flu death toll climbs to 1,895; number of cases touches 32,000-mark across India March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 21more people as the death toll across country rose to 1,895 on Saturday while the total number of affected persons inched towards the 32,000 mark. According to data collated by the Union Health Ministry, as on March 20, the contagious disease has...
  • Swine flu virus to die as temperatures rise: Goa minister March 21, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Health Minister Francis D'Souza said the swine flu virus will die automatically when the mercury will rise in the state with the advent of summer and the situation was under control. Speaking to IANS on Friday on the sidelines of a book release function at the state secretariat here,...
  • Swine flu toll inches towards 1,900; 31,000 cases reported March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll inched towards the 1,900-mark as the disease claimed 32 more lives while the number of cases in the country on Thursday crossed 31,000. According to the Union Health Ministry, as on March 18, 1,841 people have succumbed to the disease while the number of people...
  • Six more die of swine flu in Rajasthan, toll reaches 397 March 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Six more persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus in last 24 hours in parts of Rajasthan, raising the death toll to 397 this year, an official said on Thursday. Of the 6,308 persons found positive for swine flu in the state, 397 people have died so far since January...
  • Swine flu death toll crosses 1800, 31000 others remain infected March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 42 more lives taking the toll across the country to above 1,800 on Thursday while those affected by the H1N1 virus inched towards 31,000 mark even as doctors said the number of such cases is expected to dip with the rise in mercury. According to...
  • Swine-flu death toll 1,587; cases reported 27,886, says Health Minister March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With number of swine flu cases crossing 27,880, government today said the virus would continue to circulate though no mutation was taking place. A total of 27,886 swine flu cases have been reported from different parts of the country since January 1 (up to March 11), Health and...
  • Swine flu death toll climbs to 1731; number of cases touches 30,000-mark across India March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll in the country climbed to 1,731 on Monday as 21 more deaths were reported even as the number of persons affected by the disease inched close to 30,000-mark, surpassing the earlier levels reached during 2009. Data collated by the Union Health Ministry said that...
  • Gujarat Health department to look into MIT report suggesting mutation in H1N1 virus March 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Days after a study by MIT claimed that the H1N1 virus in India has mutated, the Gujarat Health department has said it will study the claim. It is setting up a panel of top health experts to analyse the study's findings. Gujarat is one of the states with the...
  • Bird flu alert in UP after 350 birds die March 15, 2015

    Lucknow: After swine flu, Uttar Pradesh government has sounded bird flu alert following avian influenza outbreak in Amethi, official sources said on Sunday. Chief Secretary Alok Rajan, who has directed all divisional commissioners and district magistrates to initiate preventive measures in their areas to minimise possible adverse...
  • MIT scientists stand by swine flu study March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian-origin scientists at MIT, who carried out a study which suggested that swine flu virus in India might have acquired genetic mutations on Friday stood by their research and called the findings "accurate", even though the Indian government has disputed their claim. "We stand by our commentary. Based on...
  • Swine flu claims 40 more lives, toll crosses 1600 mark March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Forty more people have succumbed to swine flu as the toll breached the 1600-mark while over 28,000 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus across the country. According to Union Health Ministry data released on Friday, till March 12, 1,627 people have perished while the number of affected...
  • Swine flu virus mutated, no reason to panic, say experts March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A recent report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that the swine flu virus has been mutated to take on a more infectious strain. However health experts have said that there is no reason to panic. The report claims that virus has mutated and has taken on a more...
  • Swine flu strain in India may carry dangerous mutations: MIT study March 13, 2015

    The swine flu virus in India which has already killed more than 1,500 people since December may have acquired mutations that make it more severe and infectious than previously circulating H1N1 strains, a new MIT study has warned. ...
  • Pregnant woman dies of swine flu in Delhi, toll goes up to 11 March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Another pregnant woman has died of swine flu in the capital taking the toll due to the deadly virus in Delhi to 11. The 18-year-old is the second pregnant woman to have perished due to swine flu in the city with the other death reported last month. Also,...
  • Maharashtra: What steps taken to prevent dengue and swine flu, asks Bombay HC March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked municipal bodies in Maharashtra to file separate affidavits within six weeks enumerating what steps were taken to prevent the spread of diseases like dengue, malaria, swine flu, gastroenteritis and chicken gunya in their respective areas. ...
  • MIT claims mutation in H1N1 strain, NIV denies March 12, 2015

    A new study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that there has been a mutation in the H1N1 strain and this mutation explains the current surge in cases. The National Institute of Virology in Pune has however DENIED any kind of mutation. Doctors in India claim that a full-fledged...
  • New swine flu strain in India may carry dangerous mutations March 12, 2015

    Washington: The swine flu virus in India which has already killed more than 1,500 people since December may have acquired mutations that make it more severe and infectious than previously circulating H1N1 strains, a new MIT study has warned. The study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) contradicts previous reports from...
  • 9 more die of swine flu; toll reaches 362 in Gujarat March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu on Wednesday claimed nine more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll this year to 362 while 90 more cases of the infection were reported. "Two deaths each have been reported in Jamnagar and Surat districts and one each in Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Patan, Tapi and Botad districts," said a...
  • First swine flu death reported in Assam March 9, 2015

    Assam: Swine flu claimed its first victim in Assam with the death of a 59-year-old man at Jorhat Medical College Hospital where four others have also tested positive. An alert was sounded by the hospital after an employee of the Jorhat District Treasury office died due to swine flu on Sunday...
  • Delhi Congress to 'assist' government in combating swine flu: Ajay Maken March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In its bid to project a constructive face after successive poll debacles, Delhi Congress has decided to launch an awareness campaign against swine flu to "assist" the AAP government in combating the influenza in Delhi. A day after taking over as the state Congress chief, Ajay Maken made an...
  • 30 fresh deaths take swine flu toll to 1,319 in India March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Thirty more persons, including a noted theatre personality, have died due to swine flu in the country taking the toll over the 1,300 mark even as SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, suspected to be suffering from the disease, was hospitalised. Union Health Ministry data said 1,319 persons have perished...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav has recovered well: Akhilesh Yadav March 7, 2015

    Gurgaon: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav who was admitted to a private hospital on Saturday for suspected swine flu is recovering "well", his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said. "Netaji has recovered well. I thank you all for the good wishes and blessings for his speedy recovery,"...
  • Sonam Kapoor discharged from hospital March 7, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Khoobsurat' actress Sonam Kapoor was on Saturday discharged from a hospital here after she recuperated from swine flu. She is joyous to be back to 'home sweet home'. "Discharged!!!!!! Home sweet home!!!" Sonam shared on Twitter. The daughter of actor-producer Anil Kapoor had, on Thursday, informed fans through the micro-blogging platform...