VIRUS

  • Telangana: With two more dead, swine flu death toll reaches 56 11 hours 45 minutes 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...
  • India worst affected by Ramnit bug that steals passwords, personal details from users' computers: Report Yesterday

    New Delhi:India has been the biggest victim of Ramnit, a malware that has infected 3.2 million computers globally and defrauded many others, security software firm Symantec said. At present, cyber criminals are using Ramnit to mainly focus on information-stealing tactics, targeting passwords and online banking login credentials. They also install remote...
  • Swine flu claims 51 more lives, over 16,000 affected 2 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 2 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 3 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...
  • Public awareness, better hygiene, medical care can fight swine flu 4 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 4 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: Lack of awareness persists in the public over preventive measures 1 week ago

    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. ...
  • WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test 1 week ago

    Geneva: The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Medical Corp, is less accurate than the standard test but...
  • Lenovo says new laptops won't come installed with controversial Superfish software that makes devices vulnerable to hacking 1 week ago

    Beijing: China's Lenovo Group, the world's largest PC maker, said on Thursday it will no longer pre-install software that cybersecurity experts said was malicious and made devices vulnerable to hacking. Lenovo had come under fire from security researchers who said earlier on Thursday the company pre-installed a virus-like software from a...
  • Government battles swine flu outbreak, over 10,000 infected with deadly virus February 19, 2015

    Swine flu scare continues to spread across the country with 663 people having lost their lives in 2015 and more than 10,000 people having tested positive. On Wednesday, 12 people died in Gujarat taking the death toll in the state to 167 while 3 people succumbed to the deadly virus...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia target zero new Ebola cases in 60 days February 16, 2015

    Conakry: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three states hardest hit by an epidemic of Ebola, said on Monday they had set a target of reducing the number of new cases to zero within 60 days. The worst Ebola epidemic in history broke out in late 2013 in Guinea and has...
  • 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...
  • Swine flu outbreak: 12 more die in Rajasthan, toll climbs to 142 February 14, 2015

    Jaipur: Swine flu has claimed twelve more lives in parts of Rajasthan in the last 48 hours, raising the toll due to the H1N1 virus to 142 this year, a senior official of the Medical and Health Directorate said. Three persons on Saturday succumbed at SMS hospital, two died in...
  • India sees rapid rise in swine flu deaths and cases February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: India has seen a sharp rise in the number of swine flu deaths and reported cases this year, prompting officials to investigate the cause and step up efforts to combat the virus. The H1N1 virus caused 485 deaths in India between January 1 and February 12, additional health secretary...
  • Telangana: Death toll rises to 45 after 3 more die of Swine Flu February 13, 2015

    Hyderabad: Swine flu continues to claim lives in Telangana with three more people succumbing at a hospital on Friday. With this the toll due to swine flu rose to 45 since January 1, officials said. According to a bulletin by the health department on Friday, 89 samples were tested for H1N1 virus...
  • Swine flu cases on the rise, over 400 deaths in 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The rising cases of swine flu continues to be a cause for concern across the country. The disease has already claimed 407 lives in 2015 and the worst part is H1N1 drug Tami Flu is now running short in several states. Over 200 people have died in the last...
  • Is the government prepared to tackle Swine Flu? February 13, 2015

    Swine Flu has now claimed 407 lives this year, 216 in the first 10 days of February itself. Most deaths have occoured in Rajasthan and Gujarat but cases are being reported from across the country. Tami Flu the vaccine needed to cure the virus is running short in most places. ...
  • Gujarat: Eight more deaths due to swine flu, toll mounts to 116 February 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu claimed eight more lives in Gujarat, taking the total number of deaths due to the H1N1 virus to 116 this year. Out of the eight, three patients died in Ahmedabad, two each in Vadodara and Dahod while one death has been reported in Surat district, a release issued...
  • Banking passwords stealing virus prowling in Indian cyberspace February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted e-banking users in the country against the infectious and destructive activity of a "worm" virus which attacks and steals personal login secrets and passwords of an individual. The virus, of the deadly Trojan variant, has been identified and named as 'Cridex' and is...
  • Beware, e-banking users! A new virus steals passwords, other personal information February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Cyber security sleuths have alerted e-banking users in the country against the infectious and destructive activity of a "worm" virus which attacks and steals personal login secrets and passwords of an individual. The virus, of the deadly Trojan variant, has been identified and named as 'Cridex' and is considered...
  • 10 more patients succumb to swine flu in Gujarat; toll reaches 81 February 9, 2015

    Ahmedabad: With 10 more persons succumbing to swine flu in Gujarat on Sunday, the toll in the state since January has reached 81, officials said. "Ten persons died due to swine flu in Gujarat today. Two deaths each were reported in Kutch, Ahmedabad and Surat districts, while one fatality each was...
  • Five more succumb to swine flu in Gujarat; death toll reaches 71 February 8, 2015

    Ahmedabad: With five more persons succumbing to swine flu in Gujarat on Saturday, the death toll in the state since January has reached 71, an official statement said. "Five swine flu deaths were reported in Gujarat. While there were two deaths in Kutch, one fatality each was reported in Ahmedabad, Amreli...
  • Swine flu death toll reaches 62 in Gujarat; 9 deaths on Thursday February 5, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu claimed nine more lives in Gujarat on Thursday, taking the total number of deaths due to the H1N1 virus to 62 in 2015, the state government said. Thursday's deaths were reported from Kutch (3), Ahmedabad (2) and Anand, Valsad, Bharuch and Navsari districts (one each). Besides, sixty-one new...
  • Government says swine flu situation is under control: Director at NIMS January 30, 2015

    "The government says swine flu situation is under control. Awareness drives are being carried out at various places. Government concerned as swine flu virus spreading even to the interiors of Telangana. said doctor H Thacker," Director at Noida Institute of Management Studies. ...
  • Weekly Ebola cases below 100, WHO says endgame begins January 29, 2015

    Geneva: The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to January 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signalling the tide might have turned against the epidemic. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to...