H1 N1 Virus

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Swine flu virus now resistant to current medicine Tamiflu March 18, 2013

    Melbourne: Swine flu virus may be now resistant to key medicine Tamiflu, raising fears a new outbreak may be difficult to fight, Australian research has warned. While just 2 per cent of swine flu (H1N1) strains around the world are resistant to Tamiflu, the Australian research found mutations in all...
  • Delhi: 37 more swine flu cases detected today February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Thirty-seven more people have been detected with H1N1 virus on Monday, taking the total number of swine flu cases in the national capital to 457. With the death of two more people on Saturday, the number of people succumbing to the virus is nine this season. According to hospital...
  • Swine flu claims one more life in Tamil Nadu April 25, 2012

    Madurai: A 55-year-old woman succumbed to swine flu at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on Tuesday taking the A (H1N1) virus toll in Tamil Nadu to three this month. Kaliammal, who had been suffering from throat pain, cough and fever for the past few days, was admitted to the hospital on...
  • Pune worst-hit by swine flu with 260 cases in all April 7, 2012

    Pune: With 11 swine flu deaths and 260 cases in all, Pune has become the epicentre of the outbreak this season. The virus has spread to eight other states including Andhra Pradesh which has reported nine deaths, maximum numbers after Pune. Pune has once again earned the dubious distinction of...
  • Fresh outbreak of H1NI, 21 deaths in 3 months March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Fresh outbreaks of dreaded H1N1 virus have surfaced in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and some other states claiming at least 21 lives in the last three months. At least 309 cases have been reported in five states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, according to the latest Health ministry figures. While...
  • H1N1 cases rise; swine flu spreads to Gujarat March 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Swine flu has returned to the country. Nearly 211 cases from 5 states and 16 deaths across this country have been reported in this year itself, with Pune again worst-hit. A 55-year-old woman, also suffering from a lung disease, has become the ninth swine flu victim in Pune district. Doctors are...
  • H1N1 vaccines lying unused in Maharashtra July 9, 2010

    Mumbai: Even as swine flu vaccines hit medical stores in India, the doctors in Maharashtra refused to take them, expressing doubt over its effectiveness. They also fear the vaccine may have have long-term side effects on patients. Nineteen deaths and over 200 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu are reported in Maharashtra...
  • Indigenous H1N1 vaccines ready to hit market June 29, 2010

    New Delhi: As the H1N1 virus has resurged in the country, so have the health authorities braced up. They are ready with at least two indigenous vaccines against the virus - nasal and injectible. ...
  • Swine flu scare was exaggerated: WHO April 6, 2010

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday admitted that the swine flu scare was exaggerated as alleged by several countries, including India. "Yes, it was," Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director of WHO southeast Asia, said in a reply to a question on whether H1N1 scare was exaggerated by the global...
  • 2009 Health Highlights: Swine flu, cancer, AIDS December 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The big health story of 2009 was swine flu. The H1N1 virus claimed thousands of lives. Also making headlines was a much-hyped AIDS vaccine that failed. Meanwhile, the cracking of the cancer code was perhaps the only silver lining on 2009. Take a look at the health highlights...
  • Obamas get vaccinated against H1N1 virus December 22, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have got vaccinated for the Influenza A/H1N1 virus. "People need to understand that this vaccine is safe," said Obama. "Michelle and I just got the shots ourselves. We wanted to make sure nationwide that children were getting it before adults did. And now...
  • Delhi reports 116 positive H1N1 cases in one day December 10, 2009

    New Delhi: The latest on swine flu. Delhi recorded 116 lab-confirmed cases in one day on Wednesday, just a day after a record high of 217 confirmed cases. The Capital has recorded the highest number of cases in the country, with 5,793 positive cases so far. One more death...
  • 4 die of swine flu in Delhi; India toll now 566 November 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Four people have died of swine flu in New Delhi and 106 fresh cases were reported--the highest in the country on Friday, a health official said. The deaths take the national toll to 566. Of the four deaths, two each were in Safdarjung Hospital and the Lady Hardinge Medical College...
  • Watch: Has H1N1 virus mutated? Docs think so November 23, 2009

    Ever since the outbreak of swine flu, doctors and scientists have warned that the virus may mutate, resulting in a potentially more deadly pandemic. The H1N1 virus HAS mutated. ...
  • US swine flu vaccine to fall short by 55 mn doses October 28, 2009

    Salt Lake City: It seems India is not the only country waiting for a swine flu vaccine. Even in the US there is much worry about the adequate supply of the vaccine. According to international reports, supply in US is expected to fall short by as much as 55 million...
  • Parents anxious as kids' Tamiflu syrup in short supply October 9, 2009

    New Delhi: At least 20 anxious parents visit Dr Varma, a paediatrician, every day and they are worried that their child might have the H1N1 flu. Adding to their worries is the shortage of anti-viral medication for children. Oseltamivir syrup for children below three years is still not easily available...
  • 4 swine flu deaths in Maharashtra, India toll 344 October 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Four new swine flu deaths, all of them from Maharashtra, were reported Sunday, taking the country's toll due to the contagious virus to 344, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the four deaths two took place Sunday while two people died of the virus Saturday but were officially confirmed...
  • 13 people die of swine flu, India toll now 233 September 18, 2009

    New Delhi: A record 13 swine flu deaths, including eight in Maharashtra, were reported on Friday, taking India's influenza A (H1N1) toll to 233, health authorities said. A record 372 fresh cases were reported in the country, taking the total number of people affected with the contagious virus to 7,374. In Maharashtra,...
  • Watch: H1N1 vaccine to be available in US by Oct 15 September 17, 2009

    The vaccine will most probably reach India by the end of this year. ...
  • Watch: No more kissing says French govt September 15, 2009

    France is taking precautions to avoid the spread of the H1 N1 virus. ...
  • Govt allows restricted sale of Tamiflu in retail market September 15, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Monday decided to allow "restricted sale" of Tamiflu in open market to combat the spread of swine flu that has claimed more than 190 lives, Health Ministry official said. "After a meeting of top health officials, it was decided that Tamiflu will be sold in public but...
  • Govt urges patients to get timely diagnosis of H1N1 September 7, 2009

    New Delhi: With the H1N1 death toll already crossing the 100 mark in India, the Health Ministry has said the main reason for casualties is delay in diagnosis. Many of the casualties have happened due to patients going to private clinics first which lack facilities to test for swine flu....
  • Five more swine flu deaths take India's toll to 111 September 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Five more swine flu deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll due to influenza A(H1N1) virus to 111 in India, health authorities said in New Delhi. Of the five deaths, three were reported from Karnataka alone, followed by one death each from Maharashtra and Gujarat. While all the three...
  • Seven more swine flu deaths, India toll now 100 August 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Seven more deaths were reported from across the country on Monday, four of them in Maharashtra, the state worst affected by the virus. These deaths take the total toll due to H1N1 virus infections across the country to 100, health authorities said in New Delhi. Of the 100 deaths,...
  • Govt to allow anti-H1N1drug sale from Sept 2 August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: With the country reporting five more swine flu deaths on Friday, taking the toll from the H1N1 virus to 83, the government is considering selling the anti-influenza drug in the open market. Three patients died in Karnataka and one each in Maharashtra and Kerala. In Karnataka, two deaths...
  • H1N1 toll touches 72 August 24, 2009

    Pune/Bangalore/Rajkot: A toddler and two middle-aged persons have succumbed to swine flu in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat, pushing the pandemic toll to 72 even as schools and colleges in Pune, shut due to the spurt in the infection, reopened on Monday after nearly two weeks. Over 100 more fresh cases of...
  • The Week That Wasn't: Benefits of swine flu August 17, 2009

    Talking about the spread of swine flu in the country Cyrus Broacha says that people should remain optimistic and throws light on the advantages of it. There is also an exclusive interview with Shahid Kapur and a call-in programme with a doctor to spread awareness about swine flu. ...