Tag Archives: swine flu

34 fresh cases of swine flu in Bengal, CPI-M leader Gautam Deb stable

As many as 34 fresh swine flu cases were recorded in West Bengal since Wednesday, while the condition of senior CPI-M leader and former minister Gautam Deb remained stable, a health official said on Thursday. “There have not been any deaths since Wednesday. The total number of cases is now 392,” Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Malay Kumar De ...

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One more swine flu death in Telangana, toll 74 now

Swine flu has claimed one more life in Telangana, taking the toll to 74 since January this year though the number of fresh cases has come down. The health department reported one death during last 24 hours, while only eight H1N1 positive cases were registered. As summer has set in, the number of fresh cases may go down as expected, ...

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Bengal swine flu death count now 20

With one more person succumbing to swine flu on Sunday, the death count from the disease rose to 20 in West Bengal since January, a senior health official said. "The victim, in his 60s, passed away at a hospital in neighbouring Howrah," said Health Secretary Malay Dey. He said the patient was on ventilator support for some time. He said ...

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India Refutes MIT Study Findings on ‘Swine Flu May Have Mutated’

Refuting charges that swine flu strain in India may have mutated, the National Institute of Virology on Thursday said there was no evidence to suggest it and categorically rejected the observations made by an MIT study. [See news report on MIT Study ] Earlier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study conducted by a team of Indian-origin scientists said swine flu ...

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Swine Flu in India Mutating, Dangerous, says MIT Study

The swine flu in India is mutating and turning more dangerous than any other known strain of H1N1, warn scientists from the MIT, including two Indian-origin researchers. Swine flu has killed more than 1,200 people so far in India. The study contradicts previous reports by the government officials that the strain has not changed or mutated from the H1N1 strain ...

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Swine flu scare mars Holi across nation, Juhi Chawla leads cancelling party, Sonam still in hospital

Swine flu scare is gripping the nation as Holi sets in where the possibility of contagious viral disease is prone to spread faster than expected and leading the way, Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla says the scare of swine flu made her cancel her Holi plans this year, especially since her children have their exam season. While most Bollywood celebrities enjoyed ...

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16 swine flu deaths in two Delhi hospitals but official toll is only 2

Two government hospitals in Delhi – Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP Hospital – have reported 16 swine flu deaths this year, top officials said Thursday, contradicting the figure of one death in each hospital given by the union health ministry. However, the health ministry clarified that its figures on swine flu deaths in Delhi were based on official reports. “The ministry ...

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Swine Flu Death Toll Crosses 1,100

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases reported across the country so far is 21,000, a health ministry official said on Monday. A total of 16 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the toll due to the disease to 1,115, the official said. While the number of deaths has climbed ...

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Swine Flu in Kashmir Rises to 9 Deaths, 182 Cases

The swine flu toll in Jammu and Kashmir rose to nine Friday with two more H1N1 infected patients succumbing, officials said. The army Friday said a soldier identified as Havildar Dangar Bavan Danbhai who had tested positive for the virus died in Srinagar on Friday. A local doctor, identified as Bhupinder Singh, who had been shifted for treatment to New ...

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Swine Flu: No Shortage of Tamiflu, JP Nadda Assures Rajya Sabha

Union Health Minister J.P.Nadda has been repeatedly saying that there is no shortage of swine flu medicine and the people need to be alert but there is no need to panic, though the number of deaths are above the 800-mark amid allegations of low numbers reported. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Nadda said the central government is in ...

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Delhi HC Asks Union Health Ministry on Swine Flu Preventive steps

While hearing a petition seeking directions to make tests for swine flu available at an affordable cost, the Delhi High Court Wednesday sought response from the central and city governments on the steps taken to deal with the viral disease. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw issued notice to the union health minister, the ...

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Will sequencing swine flu virus help develop trivalent vaccine? Yes, says expert

As the swine flu in India is taking away enormous dimension with all the states experiencing stress under inadequate medical infrastructure, an expert has advised the nation to sequence the circulating strains to find out if the virus is mutated. Rafi Ahmed, director of Atlanta-based Emory Vaccine Center in US, has asked for immediate screening of the samples for H3N2 ...

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Swine flu round up: MP death toll rises to 102, HP Nil

MP: The death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh has risen to 102 as of Sunday as the country braced up to more cases in neighbouring states as well. The state health department officials informed the number to a visiting central team to various states to access the situation following the outbreak of the contagious H1N1 viral disease. ...

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Swine Flu Wrap: Nation Stares as J&K SP Dies, Ghaziabad DM infected, toll reaches 743

Crossing all the inter-state borders, swine flu is taking national character with top government officials becoming the latest victims after many doctors succumbed to the dreaded virus that is spreading fast all over the country with the total number of positive cases as of Friday reaching 11,955, with 743 deaths.. Sunil Gupta, superintendent of police in Jammu and Kashmir died ...

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Swine flu death toll touches 703; PM directs proper treatment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday has asked health officials to ensure necessary treatment and adequate medicines for swine flu patients while affected states have been offered central assistance even as the death toll due to the disease reached 703. A high-level meeting, chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, was convened here to review the situation and address issues like shortage ...

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Swine Flu: Telangana reports 4 new cases

Telangana has reported 34 fresh cases of swine flu with the death toll at 46 so far this year from the H1N1 virus. “In the current year from January 1 till February 18, 3,571 samples have been tested, out of which 1,162 found to be positive and number of deaths because of other complications and swine flu are 46,” said ...

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Swine Flu: Rajasthan Reports 8 More Deaths, Toll Reaches 191

Swine flu is spreading across Rajasthan rapidly that the state reported 8 more deaths on Wednesday, taking the total deaths from the dreaded viral disease to 191 since  the beginning of this year. “Total deaths have touched 191 while positive cases in a day has risen by 346 to touch a figure of 3,648 across the state,” a health official ...

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Himachal Pradesh Reports First Swine Flu Death

Himachal Pradesh has reported its first swine flu death with six more cases to have been detected so far as a patient, Amit Kumar, belonged to Solan town died on Sunday and his blood sample tested positive a day after his death. The death of the 37-year old man due to swine flu was reported late Monday at the Indira ...

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Swine Flu Scare Shuts Down Aligarh Muslim university

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Monday suspended classes till Feb 25, following the death of a girl student recently and seven suspected cases of swine flu coming to light. The university’s affiliated institutions will also remain closed, an official said. To prevent spread of the viral disease, all events like seminars, workshops, meetings of executive council, the AMU Court and ...

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Go Veg to Beat Swine Flu: Experts Advise

One tip to avoid swine flu is to avoid meat, especially pork and also avoid buying meat from the shop which combines all meat products, including eggs, suggest experts. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pointed out that pork and poultry, improperly handled with a knife that would have come in contact with swine flu virus and ...

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