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  • Suspected case of swine flu in Kota alerts officials May 22, 2014

    A 34yearold 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...
  • 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...
  • Swine flu reported in Himachal Pradesh April 5, 2012

    Shimla: A 55yearold 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...
  • 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 worsthit. A 55yearold woman, also suffering from a lung disease, has become the ninth swine flu victim in Pune district. Doctors are...
  • Doubts raised over Swine flu wonder cure January 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Billions of dollars were spent by countries across the world in stockpiling Tamiflu during the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic. India was one of 80 countries to stockpile the medication buying 30 million doses. But now, a two year review done by the renowned Cochrane Collaboration has raised serious...
  • Researchers develop new drug against H1N1 June 14, 2010

    The drug has so far been tested successfully on mice and has shown promising results during trials. ...
  • Delhi reports 116 positive H1N1 cases in one day December 10, 2009

    New Delhi: The latest on swine flu. Delhi recorded 116 labconfirmed 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 secondline 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...
  • Watch: Tamiflu to be available in 480 pharmacies in India September 23, 2009

    The flu is spreading fast and the authorities are not keeping pace. Last week, the centre allowed sale of Tamiflu is select stores but a week from then, most people are still clueless about this prescription. ...
  • 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...
  • Tamiflu to be available in 480 select chemist shops September 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Tamiflu, the most effective drug against the H1N1 influenza is now available at a chemist near you, but strictly on prescription. While the not for sale tag is out, Tamilfu along with the second line drug Zanamivir or Relenza has been listed under Schedule X of the Drugs...
  • 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...
  • Newborn baby operated for a rare heart defect September 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Doctors in New Delhi's Escorts hospital have pulled off a feat that has brought back the smile to a Chandigarh couple's faces. A rare heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome had put their newborn son's life in peril until doctors operated on him. There will be intervention...
  • 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....
  • 6 new swine flu deaths take India's toll to 131 September 7, 2009

    New Delhi/Chandigarh: Six people, including three in Maharashtra, died of swine flu on Sunday, taking India's toll to 131, health authorities said in New Delhi. With the latest three deaths, the toll in Maharashtra due to the influenza A (H1N1) virus has jumped to 62. One death each was reported...
  • Nine deaths takes India's swine flu toll to 125 September 5, 2009

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Nine people, including six in Karnataka, died of swine flu in India on Saturday, taking the country's toll from the infectious influenza A (H1N1) virus to 125, health authorities said. The death toll in Karnartaka has gone up to 41, second only to Maharashtra, which has seen 59 deaths. "Six...
  • 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 antiH1N1drug 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 antiinfluenza drug in the open market. Three patients died in Karnataka and one each in Maharashtra and Kerala. In Karnataka, two deaths...
  • Fighting H1N1: Ayurveda claims boost in immune power August 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The number of cases of swine flu (H1N1) in India is growing. An indigeneous vaccine for swine flu is still months away. Antiviral drug Tamilflu is the only known treatment. The WHO has warned of another wave of the pandemic. People have been searching for alternative treatments to...
  • Swine flu claims 5th victim in B'lore; toll touches 25 August 16, 2009

    Bangalore: Yet another life claimed by swine flu in Bangalore. 27yearold Shilpa Hegad succumbed to swine flu in Karnataka. The toll has now risen to 25 in Karnataka. Shilpa was admitted on August 12 to St John Hospital in Bangalore, she was given tamilflu and her condition deteriorated by...
  • 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...
  • Pharma companies line up to bag Tamiflu contract August 13, 2009

    New Delhi: As the H1N1 Influenza virus (swine flu) death toll rises, pharma companies are lining to bag the contracts for Tamiflu. Five pharma companies are in the race as the government looks to procure close to 20 million Tamilflu capsules over the next few weeks. The drug is the only...
  • Swine flu: Shortage of masks leave doctors, nurses at risk August 12, 2009

    Mumbai: The Government may have banned the sale of tamiflu to avoid hoarding but masks are now in short supply leaving doctors and nurses without adequate protection. As the fear of the flu spreads with each new fatality, the lines at hospitals and clinics are becoming longer and longer. And...
  • Brit journal warns about tamiflu sideeffects August 12, 2009

    New Delhi: A British medical journal quotes a study to warn that tamiflu should not be administered to children below the age of 12 because its harm outweighs its benefit. Scientifically called oseltamivir, tamiflu is the most popularly used antiviral medication available for the treatment of swine flu at the moment....
  • Can you spare govt hospitals and spoil your health? August 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Most people prefer private hospitals to government set ups. There are many reasons for this attitude. Kavita Khanna's been scanning the papers for the any news on the H1N1 virus.. The activist wife of actorpolitician Vinod Khanna has spent the last three days worried that her son, her help...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...