H1N1

  • Swine flu claims 36 more lives, toll rises to 1,040, over 19,000 affected 13 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 36 more lives raising the toll to 1,041 even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus in the country breached the 19,000 mark on Saturday. As per data collated by the Health Ministry, the total number of deaths due to swine flu...
  • Swine flu claims nine more lives in Gujarat; toll reaches 265 Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu has claimed nine more lives in Gujarat on Saturday, taking the death toll to 256 since January this year, an official release said. Apart from these fatalities, 206 new swine flu cases were recorded across the state on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 4,368 so...
  • 57 fresh cases of swine flu in Telangana Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Fifty seven fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where the number of deaths due to the virus stands at 56 as of on Saturday. "In the current year, from January 1 till February 27, 4,673 samples have been tested, out of which 1,469 found to be...
  • Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns Yesterday

    London: The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "Nothing about influenza is predictable including where the next pandemic might emerge and which virus might be responsible," the United Nations health agency...
  • Telangana: With two more dead, swine flu death toll reaches 56 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Two more deaths and 27 new cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where the number of deaths due to the virus stands at 56 as on date. "In the current year, from January 1 till February 26, 4,483 samples have been tested, out of which 1,412 found...
  • Swine Flu claims another life in West Bengal, 100 affected 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Swine Flu claimed another life in West Bengal taking the toll to six even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus reached 100 on Thursday, a senior health official said. "One person has died in the state because of Swine Flu at a city hospital in the...
  • Swine flu claims 51 more lives, over 16,000 affected 4 days ago

    New Delhi: As many as 51 more people have died due to swine flu in the country raising the toll to 926 even as the number of those affected by the H1N1 virus breached the 16,000 mark on Wednesday. According to collated data from the Health Ministry till February 24, 2015,...
  • Swine flu claims 800 lives across India, Ahmedabad prohibits mass gatherings 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Swine Flu panic is spreading fast with the death toll crossing 800 in the country. The Ahmedabad district collector has invoked the Criminal Procedure Code's Section 144 on Tuesday, prohibiting mass gatherings without prior permission in order to prevent swine flu, an official statement stated. "It has come to our...
  • Swine flu claims 21 more lives, toll reaches 833 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 21 more people as the toll reached 833 across the country while the number of persons affected by H1N1 virus breached the 14,000 mark. According to Health Ministry figures, the total number of persons who have died of the disease till February 22...
  • 56 fresh swine flu cases detected in Telangana 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: As many as 56 new cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where the H1N1 virus has claimed 51 lives so far this year. From January 1 till Sunday, 4,040 samples were tested, out of which 1,316 were found positive for swine flu. The number of deaths due...
  • Public awareness, better hygiene, medical care can fight swine flu 6 days ago

    Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman - Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises While the entire nation is gripped by the concern of Swine Flu, it is to be remembered that a right proportion of awareness, vigilance, public health measures and appropriate medical care can reverse this growing trend....
  • Swine flu claims 38 more lives, death toll now 812 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit states with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000. According to Health Ministry figures released on Sunday, the total number...
  • Swine flu scare: Hospital employee held for selling fake medicines 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: An employee of a Gurgaon-based private hospital has been arrested by police for selling fake swine flu medicines to patients. The accused, identified as Charan Singh, was administering fake swine flu medicines to the patients infected with H1N1 virus and charging Rs 40 per child and Rs 60 per...
  • Swine flu: 31 more dead, nearly 13,000 affected February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed 31 more lives raising the number of dead to 774 and people affected by it inching closer to 13,000 even as the Government on Saturday asked state drug controllers to ensure that chemist shops display prominently availability of medicines for its treatment. "The total number...
  • Delhi: Show cause notice to 2 labs for overcharging for swine flu test February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the Delhi government on Saturday issued show cause notices to two private labs for allegedly charging more than the specified limit of Rs 4,500 fixed by it for swine flu tests. The notices were issued following surprise checks conducted by a health department team on...
  • Swine flu cases surge to 190 in Uttar Pradesh February 21, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh on Saturday reported 25 fresh cases of swine flu, taking the number of those infected with the H1N1 influenza to 190 in the state. Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow SNS Yadav said that 24 new cases have been detected in the state capital in the last 24 hours....
  • Swine flu: Lack of awareness persists in the public over preventive measures February 20, 2015

    The number of swine flu cases across the country has crossed 11000. The latest victim is a senior police officer in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile shopkeepers say they are short of masks which can help in checking the spread of H1N1 virus. ...
  • Swine flu scare: Health Minister promises strict action after CNN-IBN exposes glaring lapses February 20, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday promised strict action against glaring lapses in Delhi hospital. "Give me recording and I promise action," he said. ...
  • Has India taken the swine flu outbreak too lightly? February 19, 2015

    Swine flu scare became worse on Thursday with over 700 people having died and 11,071 cases getting reported so far in the country in 2015. ...
  • Gujarat High Court gives notice to State Government on PIL alleging callousness on swine flu February 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday asked the state government to spell out the steps it has taken to check the spread of swine flu in the state where over 170 deaths have been reported. The court notice came after a PIL accused the state government of "callousness" in tackling...
  • As swine flu toll rises, states told to operate 24X7 helplines February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Thursday urged state governments to ensure round-the-clock functioning of outbreak monitoring cells and necessary helplines as the number of people affected by swine flu in the country crossed the 10,000 mark. Seth, while chairing a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee to...
  • Swine flu scare: Over 700 people dead, 11,071 cases reported; don't panic, says government February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu scare became worse on Thursday with over 700 people having died and 11,071 cases getting reported so far in the country in 2015. Speaking on the spread of swine flu, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth said the government is providing all help to all the states. "We are...
  • Swine flu scare: As death toll constantly rises, chemists report shortage of medicines February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Chemists are reporting a shortage of swine flu medication at a time when 39 people have died in the country over the last 24 hours and 624 people have lost their lives due to the deadly H1N1 virus in less than two months. However, the government is claiming...
  • Status check: Is RML hospital ready to tackle Swine flu? February 17, 2015

    Swine flu is spreading its tentacles and has claimed 624 lives across the country in the last 45 days. CNN-IBN on Tuesday visited RML hospital in the national capital to check whether the hospital is ready to tackle Swine flu. ...
  • Swine flu scare: RML denies shortage of Tamiflu February 17, 2015

    Medical superintendent of RML Hospital Dr HK Kar has denied reports of a shortage of Tamiflu. "Today, we have 300 tablets and tomorrow we'll get around another 3,000 tables of Tamiflu," he said. ...
  • Swine flu claims 624 lives, 9,311 cases reported so far across India in 2015 February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu is spreading its tentacles and has claimed 624 lives across the country in the last 45 days. A total of 9,311 people have contracted swine flu in 2015 with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 150,...
  • Over 596 dead due to swine flu, Centre orders additional stocks of medicines February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The death toll due to swine flu is increasing with each passing day and has claimed over 596 lives this year. Altogether 8,423 people have contracted swine flu this year with Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 176,...
  • 100 more deaths in 3 days, swine flu toll jumps to 585 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The death toll from swine flu in 2015 has soared to 585 with 100 more casualties reported across the country in three days since February 12, prompting the Centre to order additional stocks of medicines and diagnostic kits. While the total number of swine flu deaths had stood at...
  • Swine Flu spreading tentacles, death toll in just three states rises to 300 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine Flu is assuming serious proportions in the country with more deaths being reported due to the disease in several states in the last few days. The death toll so far in only three states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh has risen to 300 and...
  • UP: Rise in swine flu cases in Lucknow, CM warns doctors February 15, 2015

    Lucknow: With sharp rise in cases of swine flu in the state capital, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday reviewed the situation and warned doctors and health department staff that any negligence would not be tolerated. Seven new cases of patients suffering from H1N1 virus were reported, taking the...