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Link between low birth weight and H1N1 flu revealed

May 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Two research papers have shown that women who contracted H1N1 were more likely to give birth to lower birth weight babies as compared with women who had "influenza-like ... 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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South Africa warns of flu during world cup

June 26th, 2010 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (IANS) South Africa, host to thousands of foreign visitors for the soccer world cup, warned Friday of spread of flu during next couple of weeks. The country's National Institute ... Read more...

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Global swine flu toll rises to over 3,900: WHO

September 26th, 2009 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 26 (Xinhua) A total of 3,917 people have died of swine flu worldwide since the outbreak of the viral disease in April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a ... Read more...

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Peru to vaccinate seven mn against swine flu

September 2nd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 2 (EFE) Some seven million people will be vaccinated against swine flu in Peru, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte has said. The health ministry is in the process of acquiring the vaccine ... Read more...

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Guidelines framed for private hospitals to treat H1N1 cases

August 18th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has prepared guidelines for private hospital to manage the rising number of A(H1N1) influenza cases. "The guidelines spell ... Read more...

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Game of soccer in Assam heralds awareness about swine flu

August 14th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Aug 14 (ANI): In its efforts to create awareness among the masses about the spread of deadly H1N1 virus and take preventive measures, a soccer tourney was organised at Lokhra in ... Read more...

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Special joint committee meets to review swine flu situation in India

June 14th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 14(ANI): A meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee constituted by Union Health Ministry was held in national capital on Sunday to chart the potential course of swine flu."The main ... Read more...

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10 confirmed swine flu patients in India: Health Ministry

June 12th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has clarified that India has altogether ten confirmed cases of HINI influenza cases and the patients are being property treated.Joint ... Read more...

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Kuwait reports first cases of swine flu

May 24th, 2009 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, May 24 (Xinhua) Kuwait has reported its first confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 with detecting the virus among a group of US soldiers who used the Gulf Arab state as ... Read more...

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Swine flu created in lab accident, says Australian scientist

May 14th, 2009 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (DPA) A Canberra researcher reckons the swine flu virus could have been created inadvertently by scientists working with eggs to grow new viruses and test new vaccines. Retired Australian National ... Read more...

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US swine flu cases surpass Mexico

May 9th, 2009 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (DPA) The number of human swine influenza cases in the US increased to 1,639 Friday, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, surpassing Mexico's total for ... Read more...

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Five of six suspected swine flu cases in India test negative (Third Lead)

May 2nd, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With four confirmed swine flu cases reported in Asia, authorities in Delhi quarantined six suspected influenza cases Saturday and five among them tested negative while the report ... Read more...

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US gearing up for future flu threats: Obama

May 2nd, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (DPA) While research has already started on developing a vaccine, there was some indication Friday that the swine flu virus might not be as deadly as once thought. "It ... Read more...

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Fiji reports first suspected swine flu case

April 30th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, April 30 (Xinhua) Fiji's health officials were monitoring a New Zealand tourist suspected of being infected with the swine flu virus, the health ministry said Thursday. Officials at the ministry said Fiji's ... Read more...

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Obama wants $1.5 bn to fight swine flu

April 29th, 2009 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (DPA) US President Barack Obama is asking Congress for an added $1.5 billion to fight the swine flu outbreak that has spread to five US states, his spokesman ... Read more...

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Quick responses to influenza outbreaks lower illness, death risk

June 11th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A quick treatment with antiviral medications can significantly lower illness and death risk among influenza patients, suggest researchers.The study conducted over elderly in long-term care facilities showed ... Read more...

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