pandemic influenza

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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US-India collaboration in key human security areas will enhance agri value chain


January 28th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): A senior official of the Obama administration has said that collaboration between the United States and India in key human security areas will enhance the agricultural value ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Extreme obesity linked to higher risk of death for 2009 H1N1 patients


January 5th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Extreme obesity was a powerful risk factor for death for those infected with the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus, according to a new research.In the study, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists explore 1510 influenza pandemic and lessons learned


November 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have explored the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maternal influenza vaccination linked to flu protection in infants


October 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Infants whose mothers receive influenza vaccines during pregnancy are less likely to be infected with flu or hospitalised for respiratory illnesses in their first six months of life, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists review fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus


September 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): In a new commentary, scientists have reviewed the fates of previous pandemic influenza viruses in the years following a pandemic and speculate on possible future courses for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More seizures in children with H1N1 virus than those with seasonal flu


September 20th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): University of Utah researchers have found that the incidence of seizures in children with H1N1 virus is higher than in those suffering from seasonal flu.The most common complications ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibody that may help treat, prevent influenza outbreaks identified


July 9th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a monoclonal antibody that is effective against "Avian" H5N1, seasonal H1N1 and the 2009 "Swine" H1N1 influenza.Scientists at Sea Lane Biotechnologies, LLC, in collaboration ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Azad calls for collaborative India-US partnerships to strengthen ‘Health Initiative’


June 26th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad met US Secretary (Minister) for Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, on Friday to set into motion the dialogue on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spurt in swine flu deaths in Kerala, health ministry to send team


June 15th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) As many as 16 deaths, including those of nine pregnant women, due to swine flu have been reported in Kerala in the last one month while over ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pandemic flu concerns have positive effect on personal hygiene behaviour


May 28th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Concerns over pandemic flu has positive impact on personal hygiene behaviours, a new research has found.A team led by Joseph T.F. Lau, PhD, a professor at the Chinese ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 1,500 swine flu deaths in India, says Azad


May 4th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) As many as 1,501 people have died in India due to swine flu, but the influenza A (H1N1) has now shown signs of abating, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN: Bird flu still poses global threat


April 16th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – According to a United Nations (UN) health expert, the bird flu virus still persists in five countries, and poses a continuing threat to global animal and human ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bird flu threat persists in Bangladesh (Lead)


April 16th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The deadly H5N1 avian flu virus or bird flu persists in five countries including Bangladesh, posing a threat to global animal and human health. The UN Food and Agriculture ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Threat persists in five countries


April 16th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The deadly H5N1 avian flu virus has been eradicated in almost all the 63 countries it infected at the peak of the world outbreak in 2006, but persists ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pandemic flu virus may become resistant to Tamiflu


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University, analysing the behaviour of seasonal H1N1 suggests that pandemic flu may become resistant to Tamiflu, the main ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu may become resistant to Tamiflu


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) If the behaviour of the seasonal form of the H1N1 influenza virus is any indication, scientists say chances are high that most strains of the pandemic swine flu ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Swine flu virus could still mutate, warns WHO chief


December 30th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 30 (ANI): The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has stressed the need to "guard against complacency" concerning the global swine flu pandemic.Dr Margaret Chan said the virus was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

H1N1 drug Tamiflu effectiveness questioned


December 12th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): The medical journal BMJ (British Medical Journal) has claimed that anti-viral drugs, such as Tamiflu, may be ineffective against influenza viruses, including the H1N1 swine flu virus, when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

H1N1 riskier than regular flu for asthmatic kids: Study


November 20th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Asthma is a significant risk factor for severe disease in children who get H1N1 virus compared with the seasonal flu, says a new study led by researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, US discuss working of UNHRC


November 6th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) India and the US have held discussions to review the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), a senior American diplomat said here Friday. "We spoke about improving ... Read more...

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Ahead of PM’s visit, India, US discuss global issues


November 5th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The build-up to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington later this month moved into top gear as India and the US Thursday discussed a host ... Read more...

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Rapid vaccine rollout effective in reducing H1N1 influenza virus attack rate


October 14th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A simulation model of a pandemic outbreak developed by Canadian researchers has shown that timely steps, especially the quick distribution of vaccines, can help limit and reduce the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grounding planes won’t stop swine flu from spreading


October 3rd, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): At a recent meeting in Washington, a panel of experts from the government, academia and the airlines industry, has determined that attempting to ground planes won't stop pandemics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Argentina says swine flu ebbing


September 14th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 14 (EFE) Argentina is experiencing "a decreasing tendency" in swine flu cases though the toll has risen to 514, the official Telam news agency has reported. Health officials analysed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists propose aggressive vaccination program to control swine flu pandemic


September 11th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute (VIDI) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have concluded that an aggressive vaccination program that first targets children, and ultimately ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why pandemic swine flu causes more severe symptoms than seasonal flu


September 11th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): Scientists at Imperial College London have warned that pandemic swine flu can infect cells deeper in the lungs than seasonal flu can.They write in a research paper ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global swine flu toll rises to 1,799


August 20th, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 19 (DPA) At least 1,799 people have died of swine flu since April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported Wednesday in its latest global tally. The figures showed that 182,166 infections ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

WHO against school closure to curb swine flu spread


August 18th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Asking sick students to remain at home is more effective than closing schools to curb the swine flu spread, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said here ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Second wave of swine flu in UK to be less lethal than previously thought’


August 13th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 13 (ANI): Experts have predicted that a second more strong version of pandemic influenza, expected to hit UK later this year, may turn out to be less lethal than previously ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thailand closes schools, internet cafes to stop swine flu spread


July 9th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The government of Thailand has announced drastic steps in an attempt to stop the spread of pandemic A(H1N1), originally termed swine flu, through the Southeast Asian kingdom.The Government has ordered the closure ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand, Thailand Tourism |

Harry Potter Star’s fear of Swine flu death


July 8th, 2009 - 2:34 am ICT by John Le Fevre
British actor Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, said he thought he might die when he was told he had contracted swine flu – pandemic (H1N1)."It ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vaccinating kids could help control swine flu


June 18th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that targeting children for vaccination could help control the spread of pandemics such as the current swine flu.The study suggests that targeting kids ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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