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Delhi prepared for swine flu


April 10th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With swine flu cases being reported from various parts of the country, the Delhi government Tuesday said hospitals in the capital were prepared to deal ... Read more...

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Study says that Two-seat hot zone is responsible for flu spreading on planes


June 20th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Duncaster, England, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have come up with the hot zone regarding flu infection in an airplane. In a study which was published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, the scientists ... Read more...

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Novel approach shows great potential in reducing mortality from flu


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new approach by researchers has shown 'great potential to reduce the morbidity and mortality from flu'.A research on mice has shown that the pulmonary administration of granulocyte ... Read more...

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H1N1 pandemic flu strain ‘key to universal vaccine’


January 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain could be the key to a universal ... Read more...

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Can flu infections prevent asthma?


December 14th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development of allergic asthma.The same protective effect ... Read more...

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The reason behind mildness of 2009 H1N1 pandemic


June 19th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Researchers from Hong Kong have unveiled a new theory to explain why swine flu infections in 2009 turned out to be so mild.And they have said that prior ... Read more...

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55 million Americans hit by swine flu


January 16th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) An estimated 55 million Americans were infected with the H1N1 swine flu from the time the disease first emerged in mid-April until mid-December, and about 11,200 ... Read more...

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Bird flu breaks out in West Bengal district


January 14th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) A fresh outbreak of bird flu was reported in West Bengal's Murshidabad district Thursday, prompting the authorities to immediately start a culling drive in the area. "Five teams will ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll touches 1,070 (Lead)


January 12th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Nine swine flu deaths, including two in the national capital, were reported Monday, taking the toll in the country to 1,070 so far, health authorities said here. Also, ... Read more...

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Two swine flu deaths in Delhi, city’s toll 87


January 11th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Two people died due to swine flu in the national capital Monday, taking the toll due to the pandemic virus to 87 in the city, health officials ... Read more...

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Ten new swine flu cases in Delhi


January 9th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Ten new swine flu cases were recorded in the capital, an official Saturday said. "Of these one was a 12-year-old. The total number of those affected by the ... Read more...

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H1N1 virus more easily spread during plane travel


January 8th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have predicted that H1N1 flu infections are more easily spread during plane travel. ... Read more...

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Nepal records its first swine flu deaths


December 28th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 28 (IANS) Six months after the first swine flu cases were reported in Nepal, the pandemic has claimed its first victims in the country, with two people succumbing to the ... Read more...

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Mexico expects swine flu infections to peak at New Year


November 27th, 2009 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 27 (DPA) Mexico expects a peak in influenza A (H1N1) infections in late December and early January, Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos said Thursday. Cordova Villalobos said that ... Read more...

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22 mn Americans hit by swine flu, 3,900 dead in six months


November 13th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) At least 22 million Americans have come down with swine flu since the virus first surfaced in April and approximately 3,900 people have died, including an ... Read more...

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South Korea declares red alert against swine flu


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 3 (DPA) South Korea Tuesday raised the swine flu alert level to its highest status due to the rapid spread of the viral disease in the country, officials said. The red ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll rises to 380 (Roundup)


October 9th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Six swine flu deaths, including four in Andhra Pradesh, were reported Friday, taking the toll in India to 380 so far, health authorities said here. Also, 149 new ... Read more...

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Mexico forecasts 1 million winter swine flu infections


August 30th, 2009 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 30 (EFE) The Mexican government has forecast that influenza A (H1N1) cases in the country will soar to 1 million in winter 2009. Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova said ... Read more...

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India gears up to tackle swine flu as deaths jump to seven (Intro Roundup)


August 10th, 2009 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) With three more swine flu deaths Monday, taking the total to seven, India geared up to further tackle the spread of the contagious infection by ordering more ... Read more...

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Swine flu cases in West Bengal reach 10


August 10th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) The total number of swine flu infection cases in West Bengal climbed up to 10 Monday, a health official said. "At least 10 swine flu cases have been detected ... Read more...

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Nine more swine flu cases in Pune


August 6th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IBNS
Pune, Aug 6 (IBNS) Just three days after swine flu claimed its first victim in India, nine more persons have been tested positive of H1N1 virus here, said health officials Thursday.It was ... Read more...

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Malaysia shuts down school after swine-flu infections


June 22nd, 2009 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 22 (DPA) Malaysia has ordered a school to be shut down for a week after one of its students infected her classmates with the swine-flu virus, news reports said ... Read more...

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China reports seventh swine-flu case


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (DPA) China's health authorities confirmed a seventh case of swine flu as a Chinese-American man tested positive to the new strain of the H1N1 influenza virus, state media reported ... Read more...

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Old seasonal flu antibodies may be active against swine flu virus


May 22nd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta say that antibodies against some seasonal flu strains from prior years may provide an effective weapon ... Read more...

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Mexico swine flu toll rises to 75


May 21st, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 21 (Xinhua) The number of confirmed deaths from influenza A(H1N1) in Mexico has risen to 75, the health ministry said. The ministry said Wednesday that seven of the deaths ... Read more...

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Swine-flu infections in Japan rise to 130


May 18th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 18 (DPA) The number of new swine-flu infections in Japan rose to 130 Monday, the Kyodo News agency reported, citing its own calculations. Prime Minister Taro Aso told a government task ... Read more...

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Ecuador, Turkey confirm swine flu infections


May 16th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 16 (Xinhua) Ecuador and Turkey have confirmed their first cases of swine flu infections. The number of countries affected by the swine flu in Latin America has risen to 12 ... Read more...

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Costa Rica confirms first swine flu death


May 10th, 2009 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, May 10 (EFE) Costa Rica has confirmed its first death from the influenza A(H1N1) virus, also called swine flu. The 53-year-old man died early Saturday after contracting the virus.The patient ... Read more...

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Swine flu infections rise to over 3,000 worldwide, says WHO


May 10th, 2009 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The number of swine flu infections worldwide has reached 3,440, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Saturday. The swine flu infections in the US increased to 1,639 ... Read more...

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Flu deaths rise to 42 in Mexico


May 7th, 2009 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (EFE) The number of people died from the swine flu has climbed to 42 in Mexico, authorities have said as the country began resuming its normal activities. The number ... Read more...

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Colombia confirms first swine flu case


May 4th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 4 (Xinhua) Colombia has confirmed its first case of infection by the influenza A(H1N1) virus, also known as swine flu. The victim, a 42-year-old man, had recently returned from Mexico. Officials ... Read more...

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Four swine flu infections in Asia


May 2nd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 2 (DPA) South Korea Saturday reported its first human case of swine flu, a nun who had recently travelled to Mexico - taking to four swine-flu infection in Asia after ... Read more...

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New virus less lethal than bird flu, SARS: Mexico


May 2nd, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 1 (DPA) The new variant of influenza, A(H1N1) commonly known as swine flu, which has killed 15 people in Mexico and one in the US, is less lethal than ... Read more...

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Swine flu pandemic imminent, warns WHO, raises alert level (Roundup)


April 30th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City/Washington/Toronto, April 30 (IANS) The alert for swine flu, which originated in Mexico and has now spread to several countries, was raised to a level which is one shy of ... Read more...

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Confirmed swine flu cases in Mexico rises to 91, pandemic imminent warns WHO (Second Lead, Changing Dateline)


April 30th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 30 (DPA) The number of confirmed swine flu infections in Mexico climbed from 49 to 91, with eights deaths caused by the new strain, Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel ... Read more...

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