H1N1 Influenza Virus

  • 45 new swine flu cases in Delhi, total reaches 615 February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: As many as 45 new cases of swine flu cases were reported in New Delhi on Thursday, taking the total number of those infected by the Influenza A (H1N1) virus to 615, an official said. "Forty five people have tested positive for swine flu but there have been no...
  • 2 more Swine Flu cases reported in Delhi, toll rises to 11 February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Two more deaths due to Swine Flu have been reported in the national capital, taking the death toll to 11 this year. Almost 510 people have tested positive till now. Meanwhile, two critical cases and one death has been reported from Pune, the epicentre of the outbreak a few...
  • Symptoms of swine flu, 91 deaths in 2013 February 11, 2013

    Swine Flu has resurfaced in the country with 456 cases and 91 deaths since the start of the year. Though the weather is conducive for the virus to spread fast, doctors are saying there is no need to panic just yet, the virus has lost its teeth and...
  • Swine flu situation under control, says Govt April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Some good news amidst the gloom. Doctors in Gujarat have confirmed the second death in the state due to swine flu. But there is some good news - The National Institute of Virology in Pune says the transmission rate has dropped. Gujarat has recorded its second death...
  • Swine flu reported in Himachal Pradesh April 5, 2012

    Shimla: A 55-year-old woman tested positive for swine flu in Shimla on Wednesday, the first case in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said in Shimla. "The victim, a resident of Mandi district, was admitted to an isolation ward of the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla," swine...
  • Swine flu claims 1 more life; 330 cases reported April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: One more swine flu death has been reported from Maharashtra. After getting treatment for more than a year, 35-year-old Nandu Chavan succumbed to swine flu in Nashik on Wednesday. Earlier, four people including a 70-year-old farmer in Coimbatore died on Tuesday in Coimbatore, two people died in Bhopal...
  • Swine flu scare returns, 12 die in two weeks March 23, 2012

    Mumbai: After a calm year, swine flu has again reared its head in Maharashtra, with 69 cases and seven deaths reported in the last fortnight in Pune. At least 27 cases of swine flu have also been reported in Andhra Pradesh and 28 in Rajasthan with 5 deaths. Transmission in Pune has...
  • India's swine flu toll reaches 967, over 26,000 infected January 1, 2010

    New Delhi: At least 13 more people have died due to swine flu in India taking the toll due to the pandemic virus to 967, health authorities said on Friday. Of the 13 deaths, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand reported three deaths each, and Delhi and Karnataka reported two deaths each. Gujarat,...
  • Watch: Meet the first victim who survived H1N1 December 30, 2009

    The year 2009 was a year which was hit by the swine flu. The H1N1 influenza spread across the world. It all started with five year old Edgar Hernandez in Mexico. CNN's Dr Sanjay Gupta traveled to Mexico to meet the little boy who survived the very first...
  • Step forward in defeating swine flu virus December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: An international study may have stumbled upon the first clue in solving the H1N1 puzzle. Canadian and Spanish scientists have found a molecule that could be responsible for some patients developing severe pneumonia, and others dying when the virus hits. ...
  • Clues found why H1N1 virus kills December 16, 2009

    Toronto: An international study has found a molecule in H1N1 or swine flu patients whose levels determine the severity of the illness or even death. Canadian and Spanish scientists have found this molecule called Interleukin 17 (IL-17) to be the first potential immunological clue of why some people develop severe...
  • H1N1 virus hits Delhi with renewed vigour December 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi has seen a surge of H1N1 cases in the past one week with 141 fresh cases being recorded on Thursday. With more than 8OO lab confirmed cases in six days, the H1N1 virus seems to be attacking the National Capital with renewed vigour. So what is triggering...
  • Nine more swine flu deaths; India's toll 627 December 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Nine swine flu deaths were reported on Sunday, including four from Rajasthan, the toll due to influenza A (H1N1) virus in India to 627, health authorities said here. Also, 144 new cases were reported in the country, taking the total number of people affected with the contagious flu...
  • Watch: Severe side-effects of H1N1 vaccine reported November 27, 2009

    A number of severe side-effects of the H1N1 vaccine have been reported. Doctors in Canada have been told to stop using one batch of the vaccine. ...
  • Dengue, swine flu and you: Preventions and cure November 20, 2009

    The swine flu virus has hit school children across Rajasthan and Delhi. Is the second wave of the swine flu pandemic here? And with 300 cases of dengue in the Capital is the mosquito-borne disease packing a deadlier punch? Here's what you need to know to keep your family safe...
  • India's swine flu death toll 514; over 15,000 affected November 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Six swine flu deaths, including two each from Rajasthan and Gujarat, were reported on Thursday, pushing the total toll to 514 in India, health authorities said. Also, a record 154 new cases were reported in the country, taking to 15,016 the total number of people affected with the contagious...
  • Two swine flu deaths take India's toll to 415 October 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Two swine flu deaths were reported in the country on Monday with Himachal Pradesh reporting its first H1N1 death taking the toll to 415, a health ministry official said. One death was reported from Pune while the other was reported from Solan in Himachal Pradesh. A suspected swine flu death...
  • Five swine flu deaths take India's toll to 340 October 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Five swine flu deaths, three of them in Maharashtra, were reported on Saturday, taking India's toll to 340, health authorities said. Also, 197 new cases were reported in the country, taking the number of people affected with the flu to 10,730. Three deaths were reported from Maharashtra, which tops the...
  • Saudi Arabia urges pregnant women and old to avoid Haj September 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Saudi Arabia on Saturday recommended those at a high risk of catching swine flu, like children, pregnant women and people suffering from chronic ailments, to avoid Haj pilgrimage and help curb the spread of the pandemic. "Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, recommends that elderly, pregnant women, people...
  • 9 more swine flu deaths in India, toll risen to 286 September 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Nine swine flu deaths were reported in the country on Friday, including five from Maharashtra, took the toll due to influenza A (H1N1) in India to 286, health authorities said. Other than Maharashtra, two deaths were reported from Surat (Gujarat), one from Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) and another from...
  • What's the X factor? Tamiflu sold with Schedule X tag September 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Tamiflu is officially out for sale from Tuesday on prescription. Tamiflu - the first line of treatment along with second-line drug Relenza sold in India as Virenza will be on sale at 480 pharmacies now. But only under prescription. Both drugs are listed under Schedule X of the...
  • Five new deaths take India's swine flu toll to 262 September 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Five swine flu deaths, including three in Karnataka, were reported on Tuesday, taking India's total toll due to the contagious influenza A (H1N1) virus to 262, health authorities said. Also, 324 new swine flu cases were reported in the country, taking Five swine flu deaths, including three in...
  • Kerala minister down with swine flu September 23, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Newly appointed Kerala Transport Minister Jose Thettayil has tested positive for Influenza A(H1N1), an official confirmed on Saturday. The test result came on Saturday night, confirming that Thettayil is down with swine flu, Amar S Fettle, state nodal officer of H1N1, told IANS. "Right now he is admitted to a...
  • Human trial of swine flu vaccine to begin in India September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Search for a H1N1 Influenza A (swine flu) has intensified in India even as at least 100 people have already succumbed to the virus across the country. With the death toll due to swine flu rising, the Health Ministry has decided to give a go ahead to clinical trials...
  • Swine flu claims four more lives in Pune August 31, 2009

    Pune: Four more persons died of swine flu, taking the toll in the viral infection in the city to 31. 42-year-old Vilas Padale and 26-year-old Anil Nikam died of the flu at separate private hospitals on Sunday night along with two babies one a 15 month old and the other a...
  • Scare at summit after Colombian prez gets swine flu August 31, 2009

    Bogota: Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has the swine flu and officials have advised other South American leaders who met with him at a summit of the infection, authorities said on Sunday. The 57-year-old Uribe began feeling symptoms on Friday, the same day as a meeting of South American presidents in Bariloche,...
  • WHO predicts 'explosion' of swine flu cases August 22, 2009

    Beijing: The global spread of swine flu will endanger more lives as it speeds up in the coming months and governments must boost preparations for a swift response to a coming "explosion" of cases, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Many countries could see swine flu cases double every three...
  • Delhi's 1st swine flu deaths, 2 die in capital August 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi reported its first swine flu death on Thursday with doctors confirming that a 38-year-old woman died due to H1N1 Influenza A virus (swine flu) at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Wednesday night. The National Capital reported its second death due to swine flu when a 31-year-old...
  • BMC allows swine flu screening at 14 private hospitals August 20, 2009

    Mumbai: With the outbreak of H1N1 pandemic, the Bombay Municipality Commission has now allowed the screening of swine flu in 14 private hospitals across Mumbai, which is a big relief for Mumbaikars. These include Bombay Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital in South Mumbai. Private Hospitals are required to follow strict guidelines, such...
  • Watch: Not scared of H1N1, Mumbaikars flock to malls August 16, 2009

    Both Pune and Mumbai where shut down for a few days because of swine flu, but H1N1 or not, there is no stopping shopaholics in Mumbai who are still going about shop-hopping as usual. ...