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Swine flu patients swell to 56 in Lucknow


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The number of people confirmed positive with the deadly swine flu virus has risen to 56 in the Uttar Pradesh capital, officials said, as they stepped ... Read more...

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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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Statins could cut mortality rate for flu patients


December 18th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Cholesterol-busting drugs or statins offer a ray of hope for people infected with severe flu by keeping mortality at bay, a study reveals. "We may be ... Read more...

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Plasma therapy may work for patients with severe 2009 H1N1 infection


January 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection is an old medical therapy to treat multiple diseases.The same ... Read more...

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Obesity ups death risk for swine flu patients


January 5th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Extreme obesity upped the death risk for those infected with H1N1 or swine flu in 2009, a study shows.Researchers co-related extreme obesity with a nearly three-fold increased odds ... Read more...

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Britain’s swine flu patients take up hospital beds for kids


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Seriously ill babies and children are being forced to travel to different places across Britain as intensive care beds have been allotted to swine flu patients.Only 15 of ... Read more...

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Tamiflu may prevent pneumonia in swine flu patients


September 29th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A new Chinese study has revealed that people who caught swine flu during the 2009 pandemic may have been protected against developing radiographic pneumonia by taking Tamiflu.The researchers ... Read more...

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Swine flu threat persists for India: Ministry


August 15th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The swine flu threat persists for India despite WHO announcing the end of the pandemic, health ministry officials said Sunday. "The number of swine flu patients is on ... Read more...

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Swine flu: Three Maharashtra doctors suspended


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Aug 3 (IANS) A year after Influenza A (H1N1) claimed India's first victim in Pune, the Maharashtra government Tuesday suspended three doctors, citing irregularities and negligence in duties in treating ... Read more...

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Two swine flu patients critical in Bengal (Lead)


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Two swine flu patients are in a critical condition in West Bengal, even as four more people were admitted to hospital Thursday after they tested positive for the ... Read more...

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Swine flu alert in Tamil Nadu districts bordering Kerala


June 29th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) With 21 swine flu cases being reported in the state and 14 in Kanyakumari district alone, the Tamil Nadu government has alerted district administrations bordering Kerala to watch ... Read more...

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Drug-Resistant Swine Flu Virus Leaves Virologists Worried


March 29th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Maryland, Mar 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The H1N1 swine flu virus that caused havoc last year all over the world and killed many young adults and children, according to reports can ... Read more...

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Nearly 60 percent of Delhi swine flu patients are children


January 12th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Delhi reported eight new cases of swine flu Tuesday, taking the total number of infections from the pandemic virus so far to 9,570, nearly 60 percent of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh records third swine flu death


December 31st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 31 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has recorded its third death due to swine flu, a health official said Thursday. The first casualty in the state was reported in August.The influenza A (H1N1) virus ... Read more...

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Clues found why H1N1 virus kills


December 16th, 2009 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 16 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

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Kashmir reports first swine flu death


December 13th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) A 21-year-old woman succumbed to swine flu here, becoming the first victim of the H1N1 virus in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Sunday. Muskan from Tullamulla, near here, was ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll touches 666 (Lead)


December 9th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) At least 13 more swine flu patients died in India, taking the toll due to the contagious virus to 666, health authorities said Wednesday. Of these latest ... Read more...

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Four swine flu deaths in Delhi, toll 34


December 7th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Four more swine flu patients have died in the Indian capital, taking the total to 34, officials said Monday. But they refused to count a fifth fatality ... Read more...

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Two swine flu patients die in Chandigarh hospital


November 25th, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 24 (IANS) Two people have died of swine flu at a hospital here, health officials said Tuesday. Both patients were not from Chandigarh and their test reports came in after their ... Read more...

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Swine flu menace looms large over Nepal


November 6th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 6 (IANS) Though not yet having lost a patient to swine flu, Nepal Friday sounded an alarm after the discovery that the epidemic could be spreading in two districts in ... Read more...

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Another doctor contracts swine flu in Chandigarh


November 4th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) Another doctor of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has tested positive for the influenza A (H1N1) virus, adding to the tally of swine flu ... Read more...

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Pregnant women with swine flu 10 times more likely to need intensive care


November 3rd, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A top health expert in the UK has said that swine flu infected pregnant women may need nearly 10 times more intensive care than their healthy counterparts.Answering ... Read more...

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Older adults with dementia at increased flu mortality risk


October 28th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Older patients with dementia are diagnosed with flu less frequently, have shorter hospital stays, and have a fifty percent higher rate of death than those without the disorder, ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu deaths rise close to 400 (Roundup)


October 14th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Three more swine flu deaths, all in Maharashtra, were reported Wednesday, taking the total toll in the country due to the influenza A (H1N1) virus to 399, ... Read more...

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Two more Delhi private hospitals can treat swine flu


October 14th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday authorised two more private hospitals to treat swine flu patients even as 48 new cases of the disease were reported in the capital. ... Read more...

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Intensive care procedure saves lives, claims swine flu study


October 14th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): Many patients suffering from symptoms of the H1N1 (Swine flu) virus required support treatment with heart-lung machines, researchers have pointed out.The Australia and New Zealand Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ... Read more...

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Swine flu patients with respiratory failure survive


October 13th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Most patients who experienced respiratory failure as a result of influenza A (H1N1) survived after being treated with oxygen, says a new study. Some patients developed severe acute respiratory ... Read more...

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No “serious adverse reaction” from China-made swine flu vaccine: Health Minister


September 28th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 28(ANI): Chinese Health Minister Chen Zhu has said that no "serious adverse reaction" has been reported from people being immunized with the China-made A/H1N1 flu vaccine.Zhu's comments follow reports ... Read more...

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Chandigarh schools get special instructions to tackle swine flu


September 19th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The health department has issued special instructions to school managements here after positive cases of influenza A (H1N1) virus were detected among students of two leading schools. "Depending on ... Read more...

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South Korea swine flu toll rises to eight


September 18th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 17 (IANS) A 64-year-old woman has died of swine flu in South Korea, raising to eight the number of deaths from the viral disease in the country, health officials said.The ... Read more...

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Swine flu toll rises to 16 in Andhra


September 16th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Three more people died of influenza A (H1N1) virus in Andhra Pradesh, taking the swine flu toll to 16 in the state, a health official said Wednesday. Two women ... Read more...

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Swine flu toll in Andhra rises to 13


September 15th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The swine flu death toll in Andhra Pradesh rose to 13 with the death of one more person Tuesday. A woman hailing from Warangal district died of swine flu ... Read more...

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District collector in Andhra down with swine flu


September 14th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) A district collector in Andhra Pradesh has got infected by influenza A(H1N1) even as the alarming spurt in swine flu has worried the state government. Health Minister D. Nagender ... Read more...

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China revives fight against swine flu


September 10th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (Xinhua) China is further calling on government bodies and the public to continue fighting the H1N1 flu epidemic by various means, including free vaccination and allowing flexible work hours. In ... Read more...

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Two swine flu patients critical in Delhi hospital


September 7th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Two swine flu patients -- a 12-year-old girl and a 69-year-old man -- are critical and are on ventilator at a Delhi hospital, doctors said Monday. "Both of ... Read more...

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