H1N1 Influenza A Virus

  • Gujarat: More people succumb to swine flu, death toll crosses 100 March 13, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Two people have succumbed to H1N1 virus in various parts of Gujarat in the last 24 hours, the death toll due to swine flue death has risen to 103 even as as many as 133 persons are undergoing treatment at various hospitals. "While one person each from Amreli, Bhavnagar...
  • Swine flu claims 30 lives in two months in Gujarat February 20, 2013

    Ahmedabad: As many as 30 people have succumbed to the deadly swine flu virus in the past two months across the state, while 99 others tested positive for the disease, health officials said on Tuesday. Six deaths have been reported in the city so far this year, the health department of...
  • Swine flu claims 23 lives in Gujarat; 82 under treatment February 14, 2013

    Gandhinagar: Swine flu has claimed 23 lives in Gujarat since the onset of winter and 82 patients are being treated, the government said on Wednesday. "There have been 23 deaths due to swine flu in the state since the latest outbreak of the disease this season. 82 people are being treated...
  • 52-year-old dies of Swine flu in Rajkot April 8, 2012

    Rajkot: A 52-year-old man died due to swine flu at Rajkot Civil Hospital, officials said on Sunday. This is the first reported death from swine flu in the state after the previous nation-wide outbreak. Manhar Dodiya, admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital on March 31, died on Saturday night, hospital...
  • India's swine flu toll 730; over 22,000 affected December 15, 2009

    New Delhi: A record 23 swine flu deaths were recorded in India on Tuesday, taking the total toll due to Influenza A (H1N1) virus to 730, health authorities said. According to Union Health officials, 11 deaths occurred in Haryana due to swine flu in the last 10 days, but were confirmed...
  • Government in talks to import swine flu vaccine December 11, 2009

    New Delhi: With over 20,000 swine flu cases in the country, the Central Government has initiated talks with four international vaccine manufacturers to import the H1N1 vaccine, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday. "The Government is exploring the possibility of importing the H1N1 vaccines and anticipating early release of...
  • Delhi witnesses surge in H1N1 cases December 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi has registered a huge number of H1N1 cases over the past few days, in fact more than 550 confirmed cases in just four days. So should YOU be worried? Doctors say that they were expecting to see a spurt in cases this winter. ...
  • One-third of the world to be affected by H1N1: WHO December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation has warned that a third of the world would be affected by the end of the H1N1 pandemic. While experts have not confirmed the strike of the second wave of swine flu, the growing number of swine flu cases in Delhi give a different...
  • H1N1 mutation spreads, India waits for vaccine May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The H1N1 virus mutations are spreading at a fast pace in Europe and the US. The World Health Organisation has reported more than 1000 deaths in the last one week. While flu transmission remains very active in East Asia and Canada, it has peaked in the US. Of...
  • Over 80 schools, colleges affected by swine flu in Jaipur November 20, 2009

    Ajmer, Rajasthan: More than 80 schools and colleges have been hit by the H1 N1 virus in Jaipur including the Mayo Girls school, where 10 students were confirmed to have swine flu. Most of the confirmed cases in the state have been school children. Many parents complained the school was not...
  • Narendra Modi tests positive for swine flu October 30, 2009

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who returned from abroad two days back, tested positive for swine flu on Friday, a doctor attending to him said. Modi's samples were taken for a test on Thursday after he showed symptoms of swine flu - cough, cold and fever. Atul Patel, one of the...
  • Swine flu named 2009's most politically incorrect word October 18, 2009

    New York: ‘Swine flu’, the word used to describe the killer viral infection, has been named the most politically incorrect word of 2009 by Global Language Monitor, a group that studies word usage. “Though hundreds of millions know of the current pandemic as swine flu, various governments and agencies for political...
  • Swine flu killed over 4,700 people worldwide: WHO October 17, 2009

    Geneva: At least 4,735 people have been killed by swine flu since the viral disease was detected in April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a latest update. Of all the deaths, 3,406 occurred in the Americas, 530 occurred in South-East Asia and 432 occurred in the West Pacific. Europe,...
  • US, China get flu vaccine; India lags behind September 23, 2009

    New Delhi: China and the US have approved an H1N1 flu vaccine for use starting next month. The UK also expects to be on track with October immunisations, though European health authorities are yet to give the final go-ahead pending trials. India though, will have to wait at least till...
  • Docs to find if women more vulnerable to H1N1 virus September 19, 2009

    Mumbai: Around 22 people died of swine flu in and around Mumbai. Of these two were men and 13 women of which three were pregnant. The Bombay Municipality Corporation (BMC) says pregnancy, diabetes and hypertension are high risk categories as was seen in quite a few of these women. Lack...
  • H1N1 vaccine's first doses to be nasal spray September 19, 2009

    Washington: The first vaccine doses for the H1N1 influenza A virus, or swine flu, will be available in the form of a nasal spray, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said. About 34 lakh doses of the nasal spray vaccine - which can be used only by...
  • After US, China claims to have found H1N1 vaccine September 17, 2009

    Beijing: Just a day after US FDA approved a swine flu vaccine, China too claims to have found one and is ready to roll it out. ...
  • Swine flu: Karnataka blames pollution, IT employees September 12, 2009

    Bangalore: With the H1N1 virus claiming 53 lives in Karnataka, the state authorities are blaming frequently travelling IT professionals and pollution in cities like Bangalore for the surge in swine flu cases. "We are trying our best to control it. But look at the pollution level in cities like Bangalore -...
  • Most H1N1 casualties between 15-45 years: Study September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The Influenza A H1N1 virus has claimed over 100 lives so far in India and doctors say unlike other affected countries, the victims here have been mostly young people. What does that mean in terms of immunity against the virus? Pune has seen the most deaths from the...
  • Govt gives 16 private labs go-ahead to test for H1N1 August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Long queues to give in samples for testing and delays in diagnosis of the H1N1 flu are all going to change for the better. The Government has allowed four private labs in Delhi and the NCR region to test for the H1N1 virus. Dr Dang's lab, Dr Lal Path...
  • Watch: Hotels gear up to fight swine flu August 27, 2009

    Doctors are available at hotels to check guests who show flu-like symptoms. ...
  • WHO issues new guidelines on swine flu August 22, 2009

    United Nations: Issuing a new set of guidelines for the use of drugs against swine flu, the World Health Organisation has said otherwise patients with uncomplicated illnesses do not need to take antiviral drugs. According to the new guidelines, patients with uncomplicated illnesses do not need to be treated with antiviral...
  • Chile detects the H1N1 virus in turkeys August 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Chile has detected the H1N1 virus Influenza A in turkeys. This is the first time the virus has been found outside humans and pigs. Chilean health authorities said two farms near the port city of Valparaiso were placed under quarantine as a precaution. They did not say how...
  • Swine flu claims 20th victim in Pune August 22, 2009

    Pune: Pune reported its 20th swine flu death on Saturday with a 60-year-old man succumbing to the virus. Baban Hangule was critical when he was admitted to the Government-run Sassoon Hospital on August 19, hospital officials said. Meanwhile, the authorities are yet to take a decision on reopening of schools and...
  • Mumbaikars to play it safe this festive season August 21, 2009

    Mumbai: Ahead of the festive season, Mumbaikars will be looking to play it safe. Mass celebrations are scheduled for Ganesh Chaturthi, but people are consciously going to be wearing masks to prevent the spread of swine flu. ...
  • Gujarat reports fourth swine flu death August 21, 2009

    Ahmedabad: A 35-year-old man died of swine flu in the civil hospital in Ahmedabad on Thursday, taking the toll due to the viral disease to four in Gujarat, an official said. Chetan Pratapbhai Patel was admitted in the civil hospital on August 16 after being referred from a private hospital in...
  • Pune reports two more swine flu deaths August 19, 2009

    Pune: Two more swine flu deaths were reported in Pune on Wednesday night. This has taken the total swine flu death toll in Maharashtra to 15 and country to 30. While 42-year-old Vijay Avagade died at KEM Hospital, 54-year-old Narendra Deshpanda died at Shayadhari hospital; said sources of both the...
  • Schools counsel students about H1N1 virus August 19, 2009

    New Delhi/Bangalore: A day after the Health Ministry issued guidelines to schools asking them not to shut down due to swine flu, the schools have become more cautioned against the virus. All the schools across the country are educating their students about the precautions to be taken against the swine...
  • Guidelines framed for pvt hospitals to treat H1N1 cases August 18, 2009

    New Delhi: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has prepared guidelines for private hospital to manage the rising number of H1N1 virus cases. "The guidelines spell out the steps required for containing the spread of H1N1, that is, sampling and segregation, testing and treatment. This document is...
  • Swine flu claims youngest Indian victim August 19, 2009

    Mumbai: A seven-month-old girl died of swine flu in Mumbai on Tuesday. This third swine flu death in Mumbai has taken country's total toll to 28. “The girl Modia Mohammad Shaikh, a resident of suburban Ghatkopar, died at the hospital early today (Tuesday),” said Additional Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar. ...