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Senior citizen dies of swine flu in Lucknow


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Swine flu has claimed the life of a retired doctor here, an official said Wednesday. Dr S.B. Singh, a physiotherapist who had retired from the King ... 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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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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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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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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Chandigarh man dies of swine flu


August 28th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 28 (IANS) A man has died of swine flu in Chandigarh's neighbouring Mohali town, a health official said here Saturday. Gurmeet Singh, 43, a resident of Sector 36 in Chandigarh, died ... Read more...

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‘Maharashtra is India’s swine flu capital’


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) One year after the deadly Influenza A (H1N1) claimed India's first victim in Pune, Maharashtra has emerged as the country's swine flu capital, a top health ... 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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Swine flu cases spurt in Kerala


June 28th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Kerala recorded the highest number of swine flu cases last week at 266 followed by Maharashtra at 36, officials in the ministry of health said Monday. ... Read more...

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Rains fuel swine flu, 13 dead in a week


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With the onset of Monsoon, the deadly swine flu has intensified in the country with over 13 deaths being reported in the last one week, an official ... Read more...

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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...

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Molecular changes that helped Tamiflu resistance explained


June 4th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): American biologists have come up with a molecular explanation for the evolution of Tamiflu resistance.The study, led by David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology's Robert Andrews Millikan Professor ... Read more...

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Drugs for influenza treatment safe for pregnant women, babies


April 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Tamiflu and two other drugs, which are used to treat influenza, are apparently safe for pregnant women and their babies, according to a new study.Researchers at UT Southwestern ... 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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H1N1 Swine Flu Can Swiftly Become Drug-Resistant


March 29th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The H1N1 swine flu virus can build up opposition speedily to antivirals utilized to take care of it. This fact has been reported by some ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Increased Tamiflu dosage not necessary for critically ill H1N1patients


February 17th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has found that a high dosage of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for patients with critical illness is unlikely to be required for the treatment of pandemic (H1N1) ... Read more...

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Brit woman becomes blind after taking Tamiflu


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A 19-year-old woman has lost her vision after taking Tamiflu.A National Health Services helpline advised Samantha Millard to take the medication, and within 72 hours Millard was in ... 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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Kumbh Mela: 150 doctors, 31 hospitals to control swine flu


January 7th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda Dehradun, Jan 7 (IANS) Uttarakhand has set up 31 temporary hospitals and trained at least 150 doctors to check any swine flu outbreak during Kumbh Mela, one of the ... Read more...

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3 die, 204 sick with swine flu in armed forces


December 31st, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The armed forces had 204 cases of swine flu in 2009, leading to death in three cases. In the latest case, an officer, also suffering from multiple organ ... Read more...

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Swine flu: December sees 38 deaths in Chandigarh


December 27th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The dip in the mercury in December has seen a surge in swine flu cases in this union territory, and a high death toll of 38 in the ... Read more...

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Experimental compound found effective against deadly bird flu


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): An experimental compound might prove to be a potent weapon against drug-resistant form of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza also known as bird flu, say researchers.They believe that ... Read more...

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New medicine fights bird flu better


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) A new drug on the threshold of final testing in humans may be more potent and safer for treating the deadly bird flu than the antiviral drug Tamiflu, ... Read more...

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Nine new swine flu cases in Chandigarh


December 21st, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) Nine new positive cases of the influenza A (H1N1) virus were reported from hospitals in the city, health officials said Monday. "We had collected the throat and nasal swab ... Read more...

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Swine Flu declared ‘community spread’ in Chandigarh


December 20th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Following a spurt in swine flu cases this month, the Chandigarh health authorities have declared the contagion as 'community spread', officials here said Sunday. Consequently, physicians would not need ... Read more...

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Sreesanth recovers from swine flu, discharged from hospital


December 15th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 15 (IANS) Indian fast-bowler S. Sreesanth was discharged from Fortis Hospital here Tuesday evening after recovering from influenza A (H1N1) virus, officials said. Sreesanth was admitted in this hospital last ... Read more...

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Gambhir, Dhananjay quarantined over swine flu fears (Lead, Supersedes earlier version)


December 12th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) After fast bowler Sreesanth tested positive for H1N1, officials here Saturday quarantined opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and video analyst Dhananjay for suspected swine flu. "Gambhir and Dhananjay were ... Read more...

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Gambhir, Dhananjay quarantined over swine flu fear (Lead)


December 12th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) After fast bowler Sreesanth tested positive for H1N1, health officials here Saturday quarantined opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and another Indian squad member Dhananjay for suspected swine flu. "Gambhir ... Read more...

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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...

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With Sreesanth down with swine flu, other players under watch


December 12th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), Dec 12 (IANS) With Indian fast bowler Sreesanth testing positive for swine flu, Punjab health officials have decided to give Tamiflu tablets to all the people, including players, who came ... Read more...

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Tamiflu effectiveness questioned


December 9th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has found no clear evidence that Tamiflu prevents complications like pneumonia in people infected with flu.The study conducted by British Medical Journal (BMJ) and Channel ... Read more...

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Sick patients being misdiagnosed by swine flu hotline: UK study


November 29th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): A new UK study has found that almost 9 out of 10 sick patients calling up the swine flu hotline have been diagnosed wrongly.Merely three out of 30 ... Read more...

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Vaccines effective against H1N1 virus mutation, say experts


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Health experts in Europe and North America insist that despite reported cases of mutations in the A(H1N1) virus, swine flu vaccines are as effective as they have been ... Read more...

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