Swine Flu

  • Vizag: Swine flu claims second life this year 01-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Swine flu claimed its second victim in the city this year with the death of a 27-year-old man at a private hospital on Tuesday, health officials said. "The man, who was infected with H1N1 virus, died at the hospital located in Gajuwaka area this morning. He was from Sriharipuram locality...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Pregnant woman dies of Swine Flu 29-01-2014 05:29 PM

    Visakhapatnam: A 27-year old pregnant woman on Wednesday died of swine flu at a private hospital, becoming the first victim of the disease in the country this year, officials said. The woman, who was tested positive for H1N1 virus succumbed to the disease this morning after undergoing treatment for nearly...
  • Swine flu claims ninth victim in Bhopal 20-08-2013 05:56 PM

    A 32-year-old man, who worked as a cameraman with a local news channel, died of swine flu at Bhopal, hospital on Tuesday. The deceased, Santosh Joshi, had been admitted to a private hospital about a fortnight back and was diagnosed with swine flu. Joshi, who was on a ventilator, succumbed...
  • MERS: The next big threat? 17-07-2013 01:52 PM

    If you've seen the movie 'Contagion' , you'll know how fast a virus can spread and how deadly it can be, but will this be true for the newly emerging virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as well? The World Health Organisation has warned that this novel virus is...
  • Newly discovered virus kills 45 worldwide 17-07-2013 10:55 AM

    Mumbai: A newly discovered SARS like virus has killed 45 people worldwide. The virus, which has been discovered around Gulf countries, is worrying scientists as they are not able to ascertain the origin and nature of the virus. After swine flu and avian flu, Mers - a new mutated strain...
  • Is the swine flu H1N1 virus evolving? 09-03-2013 07:32 PM

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  • After Mumbai, Pune coping with dengue, flu cases 27-10-2012 11:16 AM

    Pune: With a surge in Swine flu deaths in recent months, the health scenario in Pune is further compounded with the spread of dengue cases leading to a face-off between city fathers and civic administration. Concerns are being expressed over about 300 dengue cases reported in the city during the...
  • Ten dead as H1N1 flu returns to Britain 12-12-2010 12:57 PM

    London: The H1N1 swine flu virus which swept the globe last year has returned to Britain with 10 people dying in the last six weeks, health officials said on Saturday. Britain's Health Protection Agency said the 10 deaths had occurred in adults all under the age of 65, most of...
  • India finally comes up with its first swine flu vaccine 18-10-2010 03:25 PM

    Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech, a city based biotechnology firm, on Monday announced the launch of India's first indigenously developed cell culture H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine under the brand name HNVAC. HNVAC is the vaccine manufactured in cell culture, a highly sterile and controlled manufacturing process instead of eggs, the company said...
  • H1N1: M'rashtra health workers refuse vaccination 16-09-2010 12:20 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government decided to return 27 per cent of the swine flu vaccine stock provided by the Central government as the state health workers are reluctant to get vaccinated. With more than 2,000 registered swine flu cases since August, Maharashtra is one of India's worst-hit states. "We have...
  • Humid weather adds to swine flu risk across India 13-08-2010 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: Swine flu scare is back in this country with new cases being reported throughout the country every day. The situation is worst in the national capital with as many as 254 swine flu cases reported in the state. On Thursday 4 persons died and as many as 20...
  • AP govt goes all out to battle swine flu 08-08-2010 10:44 AM

    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...