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SMART biochip can speedily detect flu virus


June 11th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) A new biochip - appropriately named SMART - can reliably and speedily detect the flu virus, can be carried in a first aid kit and can ... Read more...

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Man dies of bird flu in China


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) A 39-year-old man in China's southwestern province of Guizhou died Sunday from the bird flu virus H5N1, the health ministry said.The man felt unwell Jan 6. ... Read more...

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Wild birds’ role in bird flu outbreak


March 25th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1.The H5N1 virus continues to ... Read more...

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Young child among eleven H1N1 flu deaths in Jordan


January 23rd, 2011 - 3:29 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN (BNO NEWS) -- A four-year-old Jordanian girl died of A/H1N1 influenza on Saturday, bringing the total number of flu fatalities this season to 11, Jordan's Ministry of Health said.The girl, who ... Read more...

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Only one new swine flu case in India


December 24th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Only one swine flu case was reported in India during the last week, the health ministry said Friday.According to the health ministry's data, only one case of ... Read more...

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Swine flu claims 10 victims in Britain


December 13th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Swine flu, the H1N1 virus behind last year's global pandemic has reared its head again this winter, claiming 10 lives in Britain, according to the Health Protection Agency ... Read more...

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Two die of swine flu, 11 new cases surface


November 30th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) As the winter approaches, swine flu cases in the country have started going down significantly, with just two deaths and 11 cases reported Nov 22-28, health ... Read more...

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New approach for targeted killing of HIV virus


August 19th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Researchers have come up with an innovative approach to eliminate HIV in host by targeted killing of only the infected cells-a feat, if successful could lead into an ... Read more...

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WHO declares swine flu pandemic over


August 11th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 10 (DPA) The World Health Organisation Tuesday officially declared the swine flu pandemic over, 14 months after it issued the highest influenza alert level for the disease. "The new H1N1 virus ... Read more...

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AIDS Breakthrough Discovered For Women


July 20th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a ray of hope for the victims of AIDS or those who want to keep the incurable disease away from them. A new cure ... Read more...

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Swine Flu Toll Hits 16,713: Says WHO


March 13th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Geneva, Mar 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) H1N1 virus or the Swine flu virus has been one of the greatest concerns of the doctors in the year 2009. Noticing the rapidly increasing ... Read more...

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New method for a cheaper version of anti-flu drug Tamiflu developed


January 14th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Paving way for a less expensive version of Tamiflu, scientists have developed an alternative method for producing the active ingredient in the drug that fights the dreadful H1N1 ... Read more...

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Reese Witherspoon speaks on domestic violence in House of Commons


December 5th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): Reese Witherspoon recently gave a keynote speech at The House of Commons conference on domestic violence.The 'Legally Blonde' star gave her address in Jubilee Room in the House ... 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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Flu Shot Finder Is Now Available On Google


November 11th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov.11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google, which has over the years launched several features and tools for web browsing, now has come up with a new application called "Flu Shot Finder". It ... Read more...

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Synthetic molecules may boost immunity against HIV


November 9th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed synthetic molecules that could boost our immunity against HIV and HIV-infected cells as well as prostate cancer cells. Their findings potentially open the way to ... Read more...

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Bollywood celebs raise voice against child trafficking


November 6th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Shabana Azmi, Katrina Kaif and Suneil Shetty are among the Bollywood celebrities who have pledged support to a movement, Against Child ... Read more...

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Swine flu here to stay, but India geared to control it: Azad


September 7th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Swine flu, which has already claimed 132 lives in India, is here to stay and will spread despite best efforts, but the country is controlling it by ... Read more...

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US to begin clinical trials of swine flu vaccine


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (DPA) The US is to start clinical trials of two vaccine candidates for swine flu, which has killed over 700 people worldwide, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said ... Read more...

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International Red Cross ready to respond to swine flu pandemic


June 12th, 2009 - 12:10 am ICT by admin
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is ready to further support Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in their response to Influenza A ... Read more...

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WHO declares influenza A (H1N1) ’swine flu’ a pandemic


June 11th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
An emergency meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) has ended by declaring the influenza A(H1N1) or “swine flu” outbreak a global pandemic.According to the world’s peak health body more than ... Read more...

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WHO concludes emergency meeting; pandemic declaration expected


June 11th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The World Health Organization concluded an emergency meeting on Thursday afternoon and is expected to declare a full scale swine flu pandemic within hours, BNO News has learned."The ... Read more...

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WHO close to announcing swine flu pandemic, says official


June 10th, 2009 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 10 (Xinhua) The World Health Organisation (WHO) is "very close" to announcing a global pandemic for the influenza A(H1N1) virus, also called swine flu, as it continues to spread rapidly, ... Read more...

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Over 22,000 people diagnosed with A(H1N1) virus: WHO


June 5th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (RIA Novosti) A total of 21,940 people in 69 countries have been diagnosed with the the influenza A(H1N1) virus, also called swine flu, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ... Read more...

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Katy Perry’s ‘trendy’ swine flu-inspired ring!


May 5th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Katy Perry has vowed to be in style with her flying pig ring just as the world tries to tackle a global pandemic.The singer revealed on her ... Read more...

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Why flu may affect some more severely than others


May 5th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): With the swine flu turning into a global pandemic, scientists have now discovered important clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than it is in ... Read more...

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Hong Kong urged to release quarantined swine flu hotel guests


May 4th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 4 (DPA) The Hong Kong government Monday faced growing pressure to release 300 guests and staff quarantined for seven days in a hotel where East Asia's first swine flu ... Read more...

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Mexico shuts down for five days, more swine flu cases reported (Intro Roundup, Superseding earlier copy)


May 1st, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City/Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Mexico Friday ordered a five-day shutdown as it struggled to contain swine flu that seems to be spreading rapidly with over 450 confirmed cases being reported ... Read more...

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Mexico shuts down for five days, more swine flu cases reported (Roundup)


May 1st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City/New Delhi/Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Mexico Friday ordered a five-day shutdown as it struggled to contain swine flu that seems to be spreading rapidly with over 450 confirmed cases being ... Read more...

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China develops instant diagnostic method for swine flu


May 1st, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): In a bid to curb swine flu outbreak, China has developed a diagnostic tool for quick detection.According to Minister of Health Chen Zhu, the nation has developed ... Read more...

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Obama’s aide probably infected with swine flu: Report


May 1st, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) An official who took part in the US President Barak Obama's recent trip to Mexico is believed to have caught swine flu and passed it on to his ... Read more...

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EU rejects travel ban, world looks for flu measures


May 1st, 2009 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 1 (IANS) European Union (EU) member states will share their stocks of anti-viral medicines if one of their number is hard hit by the new swine flu virus, EU ... 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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Glastonbury Festival, FA Cup facing the axe over swine flu


April 30th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.30 (ANI): Restrictions on major events are likely to wreck Britain's summer line-up, including the FA Cup Final, Glastonbury Festival and stadium gigs from bands such as Oasis, U2 and Take ... Read more...

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WHO raises swine flu alert to phase 5 - pandemic imminent (Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 30 (DPA) World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan has raised the pandemic alert for swine flu by one level to phase 5 in Geneva. The declaration Wednesday night of ... Read more...

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