Influenza

  • Gujarat: More people succumb to swine flu, death toll crosses 100 March 13, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Two people have succumbed to H1N1 virus in various parts of Gujarat in the last 24 hours, the death toll due to swine flue death has risen to 103 even as as many as 133 persons are undergoing treatment at various hospitals. "While one person each from Amreli, Bhavnagar...
  • Is the swine flu H1N1 virus evolving? March 9, 2013

    Mumbai: North India has borne the brunt of the swine flu virus this year. New Delhi has reported the maximum cases, with 1,150 cases in two months alone. Rajasthan has reported 549 cases but the highest number of casualties, with 115 swine flu deaths. Gujarat has reported 260 cases and...
  • 45 new swine flu cases in Delhi, total reaches 615 February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: As many as 45 new cases of swine flu cases were reported in New Delhi on Thursday, taking the total number of those infected by the Influenza A (H1N1) virus to 615, an official said. "Forty five people have tested positive for swine flu but there have been no...
  • 2 more Swine Flu cases reported in Delhi, toll rises to 11 February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Two more deaths due to Swine Flu have been reported in the national capital, taking the death toll to 11 this year. Almost 510 people have tested positive till now. Meanwhile, two critical cases and one death has been reported from Pune, the epicentre of the outbreak a few...
  • Swine flu claims 30 lives in two months in Gujarat February 20, 2013

    Ahmedabad: As many as 30 people have succumbed to the deadly swine flu virus in the past two months across the state, while 99 others tested positive for the disease, health officials said on Tuesday. Six deaths have been reported in the city so far this year, the health department of...
  • Swine flu claims 23 lives in Gujarat; 82 under treatment February 14, 2013

    Gandhinagar: Swine flu has claimed 23 lives in Gujarat since the onset of winter and 82 patients are being treated, the government said on Wednesday. "There have been 23 deaths due to swine flu in the state since the latest outbreak of the disease this season. 82 people are being treated...
  • Symptoms of swine flu, 91 deaths in 2013 February 11, 2013

    Swine Flu has resurfaced in the country with 456 cases and 91 deaths since the start of the year. Though the weather is conducive for the virus to spread fast, doctors are saying there is no need to panic just yet, the virus has lost its teeth and...
  • Swine flu kills 3 in Delhi, 1 in Gurgaon February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Four people have reportedly died because of swine flu in the national capital region. The Delhi government has confirmed that three people have died in its hospitals, while one person has died in Gurgaon. Several other cases have been confirmed of flu or the H1N1 virus as it is...
  • Swine influenza cases on the rise in India October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The end of the monsoon season has once again resulted in a spurt of cases of swine influenza, also knows as swine flu, across India. Pune is the worse affected city in the country. 226 people were affected by the H1N1 infection killing 9 between June and September...
  • Swine flu situation under control, says Govt April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Some good news amidst the gloom. Doctors in Gujarat have confirmed the second death in the state due to swine flu. But there is some good news - The National Institute of Virology in Pune says the transmission rate has dropped. Gujarat has recorded its second death...
  • 52-year-old dies of Swine flu in Rajkot April 8, 2012

    Rajkot: A 52-year-old man died due to swine flu at Rajkot Civil Hospital, officials said on Sunday. This is the first reported death from swine flu in the state after the previous nation-wide outbreak. Manhar Dodiya, admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital on March 31, died on Saturday night, hospital...
  • Swine flu reported in Himachal Pradesh April 5, 2012

    Shimla: A 55-year-old 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...
  • Swine flu claims 1 more life; 330 cases reported April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: One more swine flu death has been reported from Maharashtra. After getting treatment for more than a year, 35-year-old Nandu Chavan succumbed to swine flu in Nashik on Wednesday. Earlier, four people including a 70-year-old farmer in Coimbatore died on Tuesday in Coimbatore, two people died in Bhopal...
  • Swine flu returns, kills 14 in 15 days March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A year after killing hundreds, swine flu is back across several cities in the country. Nearly 14 deaths have been reported in the past 15 days, out of which 8 were reported from Pune alone. On Saturday, a 6-year old boy in Mumbai was tested positive, making him the...
  • Swine flu scare returns, 12 die in two weeks March 23, 2012

    Mumbai: After a calm year, swine flu has again reared its head in Maharashtra, with 69 cases and seven deaths reported in the last fortnight in Pune. At least 27 cases of swine flu have also been reported in Andhra Pradesh and 28 in Rajasthan with 5 deaths. Transmission in Pune has...
  • AP govt goes all out to battle swine flu August 8, 2010

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government has finally fine-tuned its flu fighting measures after more than 200 people have been affected and 21 people have lost their lives. Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah asked the health department officials to take all steps to contain the spread of infectious diseases including...
  • Indigenous H1N1 vaccines ready to hit market June 29, 2010

    New Delhi: As the H1N1 virus has resurged in the country, so have the health authorities braced up. They are ready with at least two indigenous vaccines against the virus - nasal and injectible. ...
  • Ready to sniff swine flu vaccine to hit market June 26, 2010

    New Delhi: A ready to sniff swine flu vaccine will hit the market next fortnight. The Intra-nasal vaccine, priced at Rs 190, is prepared by Pune's Serum Institute and will hit the market in July. You just have to sniff the liquid vaccine and you are safe from the flu. The...
  • 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...
  • Avian flu spreads, 125,751 birds culled in Bengal January 29, 2010

    New Delhi: While culling continued in bird-flu hit West Bengal, new epicentres have emerged since the government confirmed the virus on January 14, health authorities said. Nearly 125,751 birds have been culled in the state, authorities said. "Culling of birds has started and so far 125,751 birds have been culled. About 15,453...
  • India's swine flu toll reaches 967, over 26,000 infected January 1, 2010

    New Delhi: At least 13 more people have died due to swine flu in India taking the toll due to the pandemic virus to 967, health authorities said on Friday. Of the 13 deaths, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand reported three deaths each, and Delhi and Karnataka reported two deaths each. Gujarat,...
  • Watch: Meet the first victim who survived H1N1 December 30, 2009

    The year 2009 was a year which was hit by the swine flu. The H1N1 influenza spread across the world. It all started with five year old Edgar Hernandez in Mexico. CNN's Dr Sanjay Gupta traveled to Mexico to meet the little boy who survived the very first...
  • 2009 Health Highlights: Swine flu, cancer, AIDS December 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The big health story of 2009 was swine flu. The H1N1 virus claimed thousands of lives. Also making headlines was a much-hyped AIDS vaccine that failed. Meanwhile, the cracking of the cancer code was perhaps the only silver lining on 2009. Take a look at the health highlights...
  • Former Congress MP dies of swine flu in Pune December 29, 2009

    Pune: Former Member of Parliament from Osmanabad Arvind T Kamble, 57, succumbed to swine flu on Monday. This has taken the swine flu death toll to 150 in the city, health officials said. Kamble, a former Maharashtra minister, breathed his last in Ruby Hall Clinic, a private hospital in Pune....
  • 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...
  • Watch: How to tackle H1N1 flu? December 21, 2009

    More than a 380 cases have been confirmed of Swine Flu over the weekend in New Delhi. ...
  • Step forward in defeating swine flu virus December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: An international study may have stumbled upon the first clue in solving the H1N1 puzzle. Canadian and Spanish scientists have found a molecule that could be responsible for some patients developing severe pneumonia, and others dying when the virus hits. ...
  • Clues found why H1N1 virus kills December 16, 2009

    Toronto: An international study has found a molecule in H1N1 or swine flu patients whose levels determine the severity of the illness or even death. Canadian and Spanish scientists have found this molecule called Interleukin 17 (IL-17) to be the first potential immunological clue of why some people develop severe...
  • India's swine flu toll 730; over 22,000 affected December 15, 2009

    New Delhi: A record 23 swine flu deaths were recorded in India on Tuesday, taking the total toll due to Influenza A (H1N1) virus to 730, health authorities said. According to Union Health officials, 11 deaths occurred in Haryana due to swine flu in the last 10 days, but were confirmed...
  • Government in talks to import swine flu vaccine December 11, 2009

    New Delhi: With over 20,000 swine flu cases in the country, the Central Government has initiated talks with four international vaccine manufacturers to import the H1N1 vaccine, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday. "The Government is exploring the possibility of importing the H1N1 vaccines and anticipating early release of...