influenza

Polar bear dies from zebra virus


August 18th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists have warned equine herpes might have developed the ability to jump species in the same way as influenza, after a polar bear died in a ... Read more...

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Effective antibodies against flu strains identified


August 10th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Scientists have identified three human antibodies effective against flu B virus strains. The same team had earlier reported finding antibodies against flu A strains.The isolation of ... Read more...

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56 Cambodian kids die of unknown disease


July 7th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 6 (IANS) At least 56 children have been killed by an unknown disease in Cambodia in the past three months, the ministry of health and the World ... Read more...

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Second swine flu death reported in Himachal


April 25th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has reported its second death this year due to swine flu, a health official said Wednesday.A 66-year-old woman from Shimla district died Monday evening ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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‘No mutation of swine flu virus’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.Refuting reports that a new strain ... Read more...

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‘2009 swine flu pandemic won’t return to Maharashtra’


April 4th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 4 (IANS) Health officials in Maharashtra Wednesday ruled out a resurgence of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the state."This is just a shift in virus, not a ... Read more...

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Bat flu may pose danger to humans


February 29th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have revealed that they have found flu in bats for the first time. Doctors are worried that the flu may pose danger to humans. Evidence of ... Read more...

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Bihar alert on avian influenza


February 26th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) Bihar has sounded an alert against possible spread of avian influenza after a large number of crows died in the state from bird flu, officials said ... Read more...

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Crows are dying in Bihar from bird flu


February 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) It is official now. Crows are dying in Bihar because of bird flu. This was revealed in the report of the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease ... Read more...

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81 Mexicans die of swine flu


February 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Eighty-one people have so far died of swine flu in Mexico this year, while at least 3,522 have been infected with the virus, health officials ... Read more...

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58 Mexicans die of flu


February 6th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A total of 58 people have died of flu in Mexico so far this year. The deaths were caused by different strains of flu virus, ... Read more...

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Mexican swine flu outbreak kills 29, infects nearly 1,500


January 28th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- An ongoing swine flu outbreak in Mexico has left at least 29 people dead and nearly 1,500 others infected, health officials confirmed on Saturday. Thousands more are ... Read more...

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More poultry birds culled in Odisha


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Thousands of more poultry birds were Wednesday culled in Odisha after bird flu hit a new area, an official said.Officials and veterinarians launched the culling operation ... Read more...

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Chinese man dies of bird flu


December 31st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) A 39-year-old man in China's Shenzhen city Saturday died of bird flu, officials said.The man named Chen, who worked as a bus driver, died of multiple ... Read more...

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WHO warns of lab-produced bird flu virus


December 31st, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 31 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alert to warn that studies undertaken by several institutions, which generate mutations of the H5N1 influenza virus, could ... Read more...

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New Yorkers’ life expectancy at all-time high


December 28th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 28 (IANS) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that babies born in the city in 2009 have the record high life expectancy of 80.6 years, ... 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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CDC confirms three new swine flu cases in Iowa


November 25th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Iowa, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that three new cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in Iowa. The CDC says the disease ... Read more...

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India tops in childhood flu-linked pneumonia deaths


November 11th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) About one in every four infants who die from flu-related pneumonia is an Indian, says new research by the University of Edinburgh published Friday.The study ... Read more...

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Sick Rihanna resumes tour in Germany


November 6th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Singer Rihanna returned to the stage in Germany after getting better following her hospitalisation earlier this week.The "Umbrella" hitmaker was forced to scrap two concerts ... Read more...

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Take it easy, doctors tell Rihanna


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Doctors have told singer Rihanna, who has been unwell, to curb her partying lifestyle. The 23-year-old was forced to pull out of a show in ... Read more...

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Rihanna hospitalised with flu


November 1st, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Singer Rihanna cancelled a show after she was hospitalised with influenza.The 23-year-old was set to perform in Sweden Monday, but fell ill and was ... Read more...

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Obese more vulnerable to flu


October 26th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) If you're fat, you need extra protection from flu. New research says that excess weight makes flu vaccines less effective."The results suggest that overweight people would ... Read more...

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India confirms bird flu in Bengal, PM concerned


September 20th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed concern over avian inluenza in West Bengal and directed authorities to prevent it from spreading, sources said. The directive ... Read more...

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Some strains of influenza becoming drug-resistant


September 15th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Certain strains of influenza are becoming resistant to common treatments, according to scientists."We've been able to map out globally how this phenomenon is happening," said study ... Read more...

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Why does flu trigger asthma?


May 30th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) When asthmatic children are infected with flu, they often land in the hospital gasping for air. Researchers from Children's Hospital in Boston have found a previously ... Read more...

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12 mn Brazilians vaccinated for flu


May 9th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS) Over 12 million Brazilians have been vaccinated for flu during the ongoing nationwide campaign, according to an official report.The campaign that began April 25 ends May ... Read more...

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Brazilian president gets flu vaccination


April 26th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched a nationwide campaign to vaccinate over 30 million people against influenza by herself getting a vaccination shot.Rousseff, who said she wanted ... Read more...

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Playboy mansion’s hot tub infected with deadly bacteria


April 19th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Health officials in Los Angeles have identified the potentially deadly bacteria legionella in the hot tub in the Playboy Mansion. The officials commenced investigation after 123 ... Read more...

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Landmark agreement improves global preparedness for influenza pandemics


April 18th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Apr.18 (ANI): After a week of negotiations continued through Friday night and into Saturday morning, an open-ended working-group meeting of Member States successfully agreed upon a Framework that ensures that in ... Read more...

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1 death, 11 new swine flu cases in India


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) One person died of swine flu while 11 fresh cases of the H1N1 virus were reported in the country in the week ending March 20, ... Read more...

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Mutation that could allow H1N1 to spread much more easily identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): In a new study from MIT, researchers have identified a single mutation in the H1N1 genetic makeup that would allow it to be much more easily transmitted between ... Read more...

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Chicken culling starts, as bird flu strikes Tripura


March 8th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhigram, Mar 8(ANI): Veterinaries in Tripura have started the process of culling chickens, after an outbreak of Avian Influenza or bird flu in the state.Veterinarians began the culling on Monday in ... Read more...

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Anti-tumor drug that also fights flu virus


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug, called DMXAA, originally developed as anti-tumor agent, also enhances the ability of flu vaccines to ward off this deadly virus.Their study suggests ... Read more...

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