INFLUENZA A H1N1 VIRUS

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 reportedthe 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...
  • 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 antiviral 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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,...
  • H1N1 toll touches 72 August 24, 2009

    Pune/Bangalore/Rajkot: A toddler and two middleaged 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...
  • Let's fight swine flu: Myths vs facts August 14, 2009

    Can taking a seasonal flu vaccine save you from the H1N1 virus? Does everyone need an N95 mask, can one contract the virus twice over myths and misconceptions abound making an already delicate situation worse. On CNNIBN show Let's fight Swine flu, experts debunk the myths from your doubts over...
  • Watch: Are Delhi schools ready to tackle swine flu August 12, 2009

    Many schools have special classes to teach students about the virus. ...
  • India reports 17th swine flu death; Pune worst hit August 12, 2009

    Pune: Pune: A 48yearold bus driver, a 50yearold woman and a schoolboy were among the six people who succumbed to swine flu in Maharashtra on Wednesday, taking India's death toll to 17 in the 10 days since the first fatality. Gautam Shelar died of swine flu on Wednesday afternoon at Pune's...
  • Swine flu: Delhi toll rises, govt to rope in pvt hospitals August 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Two swine flu patients admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital in the Capital are reported to be in "serious but stable" condition, health officials said on Wednesday. "Two patients in the hospital are in serious but stable condition. We are monitoring them and any further details would...
  • Exclusive: Let's fight swine flu August 12, 2009

    With 12 swine flu fatalities from the more than 1,000 people who have tested positive for the disease, India has managed to keep a lid on the outbreak. Doctors are underlining that H1N1 is a mild strain with most cases responding to treatment with antiviral drugs. CNNIBN tells you the...
  • Watch: Swine flu survivor recounts his story August 11, 2009

    The child is now back to school after recovering from swine flu. ...
  • First swine flu case in Thane; schools shut August 10, 2009

    Thane: A sixyearold girl from Thane has been admitted to a suburban hospital in Mumbai after she tested positive for swine flu, civic officials said on Monday. Pranita Kulkarni, a student of A K Joshi English School, was admitted to Kasturba hospital on Sunday night after she showed flu like symptoms,...
  • Death by swine flu is clear and present danger August 10, 2009

    The number of swine flu deaths in the country stands at four now. The latest casualty was an NRI who dies in Ahmedabad on Sunday morning. ...
  • PM asks Azad to form doctors' panel to fight swine flu August 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday told Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to form a team of doctors to provide "correct information" to the people regarding swine flu that has claimed four lives in India. "The PM has asked the Health Minister to set up a panel of doctors...
  • Mumbai's swine flu death puts state govt on alert August 9, 2009

    Mumbai: The death of 53yearold Fehmida Panwala in Mumbai has put the Maharashtra government on high alert. She is the first swine flu casualty in the city and the second in the country. Panwala was suffering from hypertension and diabetes and was initially admitted to Ruby Nursing Home. Later she...
  • NRI man dies of swine flu, India count now four August 9, 2009

    Ahmedabad: A 43yearold man, identified as Pravin Patel from Atlanta died of swine flu in Ahmedabad. This death has brought the toll of swine flu related deaths in India to four. His wife, whose name was not immediately available is critical as she too has been affected with the H1N1...
  • Teacher dies of swine flu, India count now 3 August 9, 2009

    Pune: A 42yearold teacher died of swine flu in Pune on Saturday, making it the third death in the country of the disease and second in the city. Sanjay Tukaram Kokre, a resident of a village near Pune, died at the governmentrun Sassoon Hospital after being admitted on Friday. Hospital...
  • Swine flu grips nation, 99 fresh cases confirmed August 8, 2009

    Pune: A foreign national suspected to have swine flu has gone missing from the Sassoon hospital ward in Pune. The man was referred from Naidu hospital to Sassoon hospital and was admitted there. Swine Fluhit Mumbai youth critical A 28yearold youth admitted in a private hospital has tested positive for H1N1 virus...
  • Pvt hospitals swine flu ready August 8, 2009

    New Delhi: A large number of private hospitals and laboratories were being accredited by various state governments on Saturday to treat swine flu patients as well as test for the influenza A (H1N1) virus. The step was taken as the government hospitals are overrunning by people who want to test or...
  • Facts to know about swine flu August 6, 2009

    Read details about the new virus and its precautionary measures to be taken. What is influenza A(H1N1) Influenza A (H1N1) (earlier know as swine flu) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. First detected in Mexico in April, 2009, it has spread to many countries in...
  • 17 new swine flu cases in India, total at 551 August 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Seventeen new swine flu cases have been reported in India taking the number of affected up to 551. Four new cases have also been reported from Pune two of them in people who had recently arrived from abroad. Delhi has also reported five fresh cases three...
  • Govt cautions schools against swine flu July 30, 2009

    New Delhi: With more than 70 people affected, Pune seems to be facing the brunt of the swine flu pandemic. While the Health Ministry has come out with guidelines for schools to manage cases of infection, the city is reaching out to the doctors for help. The Municipal Corporation organised...
  • India's swine flu tally rises to 475 July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Twentyone people, including a oneyearold child, were on Tuesday detected with swine flu, taking the total number of the influenza A(H1N1) cases in India to 475, health officials said. A high level meeting of joint monitoring group in Delhi decided that no school should be shut after swine flu...
  • Mumbai airport gets technology to fight swine flu July 20, 2009

    Mumbai: Jet lagged, sleep deprived but relieved to be on terra firma are the people arriving at Mumbai International Airport. They are relieved for they no longer fear catching the swine flu virus. A businessman Randeep says, "We Mumbaikars are not sacred of any virus." UKbased pediatrician, Asha Radhakrishnan adds, "It's...