VIRUSES

  • Swine flu toll inches towards 2,000; number of cases crosses 33,000 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll was six short of touching the 2,000-mark as 19 more persons succumbed to the disease while the number of affected persons crossed 33,000. According to the Union Health Ministry's data, the death toll till had reached 1,994 while the number of affected persons is...
  • 15 more succumb to swine flu; 32,482 cases reported 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Fifteen more persons succumbed to swine flu as the toll from the disease touched 1,926 and the number of cases on Monday rose to 32,482 in the country. Sharing the data as on March 22, the Union Health Ministry said that in Gujarat, which is one of the worst-affected...
  • Swine flu toll inches towards 1,900; 31,000 cases reported March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll inched towards the 1,900-mark as the disease claimed 32 more lives while the number of cases in the country on Thursday crossed 31,000. According to the Union Health Ministry, as on March 18, 1,841 people have succumbed to the disease while the number of people...
  • Gujarat Health department to look into MIT report suggesting mutation in H1N1 virus March 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Days after a study by MIT claimed that the H1N1 virus in India has mutated, the Gujarat Health department has said it will study the claim. It is setting up a panel of top health experts to analyse the study's findings. Gujarat is one of the states with the...
  • MIT scientists stand by swine flu study March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian-origin scientists at MIT, who carried out a study which suggested that swine flu virus in India might have acquired genetic mutations on Friday stood by their research and called the findings "accurate", even though the Indian government has disputed their claim. "We stand by our commentary. Based on...
  • Swine flu claims 40 more lives, toll crosses 1600 mark March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Forty more people have succumbed to swine flu as the toll breached the 1600-mark while over 28,000 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus across the country. According to Union Health Ministry data released on Friday, till March 12, 1,627 people have perished while the number of affected...
  • Swine flu strain in India may carry dangerous mutations: MIT study March 13, 2015

    The swine flu virus in India which has already killed more than 1,500 people since December may have acquired mutations that make it more severe and infectious than previously circulating H1N1 strains, a new MIT study has warned. ...
  • MIT claims mutation in H1N1 strain, NIV denies March 12, 2015

    A new study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that there has been a mutation in the H1N1 strain and this mutation explains the current surge in cases. The National Institute of Virology in Pune has however DENIED any kind of mutation. Doctors in India claim that a full-fledged...
  • 9 more die of swine flu; toll reaches 362 in Gujarat March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu on Wednesday claimed nine more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll this year to 362 while 90 more cases of the infection were reported. "Two deaths each have been reported in Jamnagar and Surat districts and one each in Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Patan, Tapi and Botad districts," said a...
  • First swine flu death reported in Assam March 9, 2015

    Assam: Swine flu claimed its first victim in Assam with the death of a 59-year-old man at Jorhat Medical College Hospital where four others have also tested positive. An alert was sounded by the hospital after an employee of the Jorhat District Treasury office died due to swine flu on Sunday...
  • Delhi Congress to 'assist' government in combating swine flu: Ajay Maken March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In its bid to project a constructive face after successive poll debacles, Delhi Congress has decided to launch an awareness campaign against swine flu to "assist" the AAP government in combating the influenza in Delhi. A day after taking over as the state Congress chief, Ajay Maken made an...
  • 30 fresh deaths take swine flu toll to 1,319 in India March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Thirty more persons, including a noted theatre personality, have died due to swine flu in the country taking the toll over the 1,300 mark even as SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, suspected to be suffering from the disease, was hospitalised. Union Health Ministry data said 1,319 persons have perished...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav has recovered well: Akhilesh Yadav March 7, 2015

    Gurgaon: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav who was admitted to a private hospital on Saturday for suspected swine flu is recovering "well", his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said. "Netaji has recovered well. I thank you all for the good wishes and blessings for his speedy recovery,"...
  • Swine flu claims 50 more lives, toll rises to 1,289 March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed another 50 lives in the country taking the death toll to 1,289 while close to 24,000 people had contracted the contagious disease, according to the government. The Union Health Ministry said that while the total number of people who have died has reached 1,289 and...
  • WHO recommends annual vaccination to combat swine flu March 6, 2015

    Kolkata: Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating seasonal influenza infections such as swine flu, which has killed more than 1,200 people in 2015 in India, the World Health Organisation has said. "It is recommended that people get a flu vaccine even during seasons when drifted viruses are circulating....
  • Gujarat High Court: PIL seeks compensation for families of swine flu victims March 5, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A public interest litigation filed in the Gujarat High Court has sought compensation of Rs five lakh for the relatives of people dying of swine flu and of Rs one lakh for the swine flu patients. The division bench...
  • Swine flu death toll touches 1,198; No of cases crosses 22,000-mark across India March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll in the country climbed to 1,198 on Wednesday as 40 more deaths were reported while the number of cases of the disease has crossed the 22,000-mark. The Health Ministry said that the total number of deaths across various states stood at 1,198 as on...
  • Swine flu claims 43 more lives, toll touches 1,158 March 4, 2015

    New Delhi/Ahmedabad: Swine flu claimed the lives of 43 more people taking the toll in the country to 1,158 with Gujarat and Rajasthan reporting maximum deaths sparking panic among lawyers in Ahmedabad where nearly 10,000 of them on Tuesday stayed away from work. Data collated by the Health Ministry showed that...
  • 40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115 March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 40 more people in the country as the toll from the disease reached 1,115 while the total number of cases breached the 20,000 mark. The Health Ministry said that 1,115 persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected...
  • 471 arrested for refusing polio vaccination in Pakistan March 2, 2015

    Peshawar: Pakistani police on Monday arrested over 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children during a fresh anti-polio campaign Peshawar to eradicate the crippling disease from the country which contributes nearly 80 per cent of polio cases reported globally. Police arrested 471 parents who refused to administer polio vaccine to...
  • Maharashtra government to pay for treatment of H1N1 patients March 2, 2015

    As the death toll due to swine flu crosses 1,000, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has instructed private hospitals to treat H1N1 patients even if they can't pay. He said the government will bear the costs. The state health minister is also reviewing situation. ...
  • 34 more fall prey to swine flu; toll climbs to 1,075 March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus touched 1,075 with the number of cases of the disease inching towards the 20,000 mark. Health Ministry figures said that 1,075 persons have perished from the disease while the number of those affected by...
  • Swine flu claims 36 more lives, toll rises to 1,040, over 19,000 affected March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • India worst affected by Ramnit bug that steals passwords, personal details from users' computers: Report February 26, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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 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...
  • Swine flu claims 21 more lives, toll reaches 833 February 24, 2015

    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...