Flu

  • New drug may fight flu in one dose September 8, 2014

    Washington: Doctors could soon have a new weapon to fight the flu virus as US researchers have found a single-dose influenza drug that can safely and effectively relieve influenza symptoms. An analysis of clinical trials shows that a single injected dose of the neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) peramivir is safe and effective...
  • Harbour seal flu virus can infect humans September 6, 2014

    New York: The avian H3N8 virus that killed more than 160 harbour seals along the New England coast in 2011 can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat to humans, says a study. "This study highlights a gain-of-function experiment that occurred in nature and shows us there are avian flu...
  • 37-year-old man dies of swine flu in Indore June 18, 2014

    A 37-year-old man from Nashik died of swine flu at a private hospital in Indore. The man, who had arrived here on a personal visit to his in-laws' home, was diagnosed with suffering from swine flu on June 12, Government Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) head Dr GL Sodhi said.  He...
  • Suspected case of swine flu in Kota alerts officials May 22, 2014

    A 34-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Kota with suspected swine flu symptoms, prompting the health officials to initiate a drive in the district to check the spread of the disease. Rajesh Saxena, resident of Dadabari area, was admitted at a private hospital here and is suspected to be...
  • Swine flu claims first life in Kota this year May 15, 2014

    Swine flu claimed its first victim in the city this year with the death of a 25-year-old man at a private hospital today, health officials said. Vinod Sen (25), teacher of a government school in Khatkad village in Bundi district, died of swine flu while undergoing treatment at a private hospital...
  • After three cases of Swine Flu, a survey to be carried out in Jodhpur April 28, 2014

    After detection of three cases of Swine Flu and reports of two deaths in a month in Jodhpur, the district administration has geared up for a detailed survey in order to not only check the virus from spreading and acquiring fatal proportion but also to make the people aware about...
  • Vizag: Swine flu claims second life this year April 1, 2014

    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 in...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Pregnant woman dies of Swine Flu January 29, 2014

    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 a...
  • Bird flu spikes in China ahead of Lunar New Year January 22, 2014

    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 2014...
  • Hong Kong confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu December 26, 2013

    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, lived...
  • Swine flu claims ninth victim in Bhopal August 20, 2013

    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 to...
  • KFC China sales slump amid bird flu scare August 13, 2013

    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 month,...
  • Shivraj govt alerts officials about bird flu in Chhattisgarh August 7, 2013

    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 August 6, 2013

    The two-day Science Model Exhibition came to an end on Sunday. It was organised 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 state Outbreak...
  • Health Department sounds alert in Chhattisgarh as bird flu hits Anjora village August 4, 2013

    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 Agriculture...
  • MERS: The next big threat? July 17, 2013

    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...
  • Newly discovered virus kills 45 worldwide July 17, 2013

    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 May 22, 2013

    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 in...
  • China: 'Death toll from new bird flu rises to 36' May 18, 2013

    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 had...
  • China's bird flu death toll rises to 16 April 18, 2013

    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 April 15, 2013

    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 April 13, 2013

    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 April 12, 2013

    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 April 11, 2013

    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 April 11, 2013

    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 bird...
  • China reports 3 more cases of new bird flu, total goes up to 21 April 7, 2013

    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 April 6, 2013

    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 April 5, 2013

    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 the...
  • Fourth death in China due to deadly bird flu, cases rise to 11 April 4, 2013

    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...
  • New strain of bird flu infects four others in China April 3, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese authorities reported four new cases on Tuesday of a strain of bird flu previously unknown in humans that has already killed two people, taking the total of known cases to seven. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday there was no evidence that the H7N9 strain could...