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  • Telangana: With two more dead, swine flu death toll reaches 56 February 27, 2015

    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 800 lives across India, Ahmedabad prohibits mass gatherings February 25, 2015

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • Delhi: Government authorises 40 new drug stores to sell Tamiflu tablets for swine flu cure February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday said that it has granted license to 40 new drug stores to sell Tamiflu tablets for treatment of swine flu in the national capital. Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that the government will soon open two new labs where tests of swine flu will be...
  • 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...
  • Swine flu kills 39 in 24 hours, Health Minister holds high level meeting February 18, 2015

    Widening the swine flu scare, thirty nine people suffering from the disease have been killed in the country over the last 24 hours. While chemists says they are short of flu medication Tamiflu, the govt has claimed that there is ample stock available. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Rajasthan: Swine flu death toll goes up to 62, state faces shortage of tamiflu tablets February 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The swine flu death cases across the country has now crossed 100 in 2015. The death toll alone in Rajasthan has gone up to 62, with the state facing a shortage of 'tamiflu' tablets. One swine flu death has been reported in Goa and another from Jalandhar in Punjab....
  • 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...