Swine Flu

Swine flu outbreak claims over 300 lives in Ukraine

Swine flu outbreak claims over 300 lives in UkraineKiev, Feb 19 - At least 313 people have died of influenza epidemic in Ukraine during the cold season, the country's health ministry said on Thursday.

Health officials said most of the deaths were caused by the H1N1 flu or swine flu, but they failed to give a specified number in this regard, reports Xinhua.


Swine flu death toll crosses 1,800 mark

Swine flu death toll crosses 1,800 markNew Delhi, Mar. 19 - Swine flu claimed 42 more lives across the country taking the death toll due to the virus to 1,809 since January.

Over 397 deaths have been reported from Gujarat and in Rajasthan, the toll reached 391.

The swine flu epidemic has claimed 1,500 lives till now while more than 27,000 people have been left affected by the disease.


Maha seeks Rs 100 cr aid to tackle swine flu

Maha seeks Rs 100 cr aid to tackle swine fluNew Delhi: With over 294 deaths in the state due to swine flu in this year alone, Maharashtra has demanded Rs 100 crore from Centre to tackle fast spreading disease.

Deepak Sawant, Maharashtra's Health Minister met J P Nadda, his counterpart at the Centre, along with BJP and Shiv Sena MPs from the state, saying the aid was required to upgrade the infrastructure in the state, especially in rural areas.


Swine flu claims 20 lives in Himachal Pradesh

Swine flu claims 20 lives in Himachal PradeshShimla, Mar. 18 - Swine flu, which has led to the death of more than 1,500 people in the country this year, has claimed 20 lives in Himachal Pradesh.

The first death due to swine flu in the state was reported on February 15 when a 37-year-old man succumbed to the deadly virus at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.


First swine flu death in Manipur

First swine flu death in ManipurImphal: Swine flu claimed its first victim in Manipur, with the death of a woman at a private hospital on Wednesday morning.

The victim was first treated at the centrally-run Regional Institute of Medical Sciences but later she was shifted to a private hospital due to lack of medicine, ventilator and other facilities.


Swine flu claims 47 lives in Punjab

Swine flu claims 47 lives in PunjabChandigarh: Swine flu has claimed 47 lives in Punjab so far this year, an official said here Tuesday.

As many as 47 people succumbed to H1N1 virus in Punjab, an official spokesperson of Punjab Health department said here.

The number of positive cases has reached 217 while the suspected number of patients are 526, he said.

Out of total 11 samples, one patient from Jalandhar was found positive for the virus, he said.


55 more deaths due to swine flu, 25,000 test positive

55 more deaths due to swine flu, 25,000 test positiveNew Delhi, Mar. 9 - Fifty-five more deaths due to swine flu were reported across the country on Monday, taking the total death toll to 1,370.

As per reports, about 25,000 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus till now.


32 new swine flu cases in Telangana; toll reaches 61

32 new swine flu cases in Telangana; toll reaches 61Hyderabad: As many as 61 people have died due to swine flu in Telangana so far this year, while over 1,700 have tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

"This year from January 1 till March 6, 5,419 samples have been tested, of which 1,731 were found positive. The number of deaths due of swine flu and other complications as on date is 61," a bulletin on swine flu issued by state government said here today.


Swine flu toll touches 1,198; number of cases crosses 22,000-mark

Swine flu toll touches 1,198; number of cases crosses 22,000-markNew Delhi: The swine flu toll in the country climbed to 1,198 on Wednesday as 40 more deaths were reported while the number of cases of the disease has crossed the 22,000-mark.

The Health Ministry said that the total number of deaths across various states stood at 1,198 as on March 3 while 22,240 persons have been affected by the H1N1 virus.


Swine flu toll climbs close to 300 in Gujarat

Swine flu toll climbs close to 300 in GujaratNew Delhi, Mar. 4 - With nine more deaths reported in Gujarat due to swine flu, the total death toll in the state is steadily climbing towards the 300 mark.

As per reports, two more deaths were reported from Ahmedabad and Junagadh, while one death each was reported in Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar and Amreli.


Rains keep Health dept worried, anticipates rise in swine flu

Rains keep Health dept worried, anticipates rise in swine fluNew Delhi - The unexpected showers have sent alarm bells ringing in the Health department of Delhi government as the Health Minister Satyendra Jain held an emergency review meeting on swine flu on Monday and put all the designated hospitals on alert.


40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115

40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115New Delhi - Swine flu claimed the lives of 40 more people in the country as the toll from the disease reached 1,115 while the total number of cases breached the 20,000 mark.

The Health Ministry said that 1,115 persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected by it stands at 20,795 on March 1.


Man dies of swine flu, nine more tested positive in Jammu

Man dies of swine flu, nine more tested positive in JammuJammu : A middle-aged man on Friday succumbed to swine flu at a government hospital here taking the death toll to five in the region, while nine more persons were tested positive for the contagious disease.

"A middle-aged man, who was admitted to our hospital and was tested positive with swine flu, died today," Dr RR Paul Medical Superintendent of Government Medical college hospital in Jammu said.


Jammu doctor dies of swine flu in Delhi

Jammu doctor dies of swine flu in DelhiJammu : A senior doctor who was in a critical condition after having tested positive for swine flu here, passed away on Thursday in a hospital in New Delhi where he had been airlifted, a health official said.


Swine flu claims 11 more lives in Rajasthan, death toll 245

Swine flu claims 11 more lives in Rajasthan, death toll 245New Delhi, Feb. 26 - Eleven more people have died due to swine flu in Rajasthan, taking the total death toll in the state due to the disease to 245.

As per reports, Jaipur has reported the bulk of almost 50 deaths, followed by Ajmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Barmer and Kota.


Swine flu: Helpline activated in Jammu and Kashmir

Swine flu: Helpline activated in Jammu and KashmirNew Delhi, Feb 25 : To make people aware of swine flu and its preventive measures, the health authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have started a helpline number.

Shazia, a health volunteer, said the helpline has helped control the panic situation in the state.


875 deaths due to swine flu, no move to vaccinate public: Govt

875 deaths due to swine flu, no move to vaccinate public: GovtNew Delhi : Swine flu has killed 34 more people in the country this year raising the toll to 875 and the number of affected crossed the 15,000 mark, government said on Tuesday, but there is no move as of now to vaccinate the general public from the respiratory disease.


Swine flu toll mounts to 92 in Maharashtra

Swine flu toll mounts to 92 in MaharashtraMumbai: Swine flu has claimed 92 lives in Maharashtra as of Saturday while as many as 52 people infected by the H1N1 virus are on ventilator.

The total number of patients infected stands at 850, the Joint Director of Health Services said in a statement.

It said 98 new patients were detected while 48 have been treated and discharged today.


Swine flu: Ten more deaths reported in Gujarat

Swine flu: Ten more deaths reported in GujaratNew Delhi, Feb. 21 - Ten more people have died due to swine flu in Gujarat, taking the total death toll due to the disease in the state to over 180.

As per reports, three people died in Rajkot while two deaths each were reported from Vadodara and Anand.

Over 200 new H1NI cases have also been reported across the state. The total number of cases reported from Gujarat has also reportedly crossed the 2000 mark.


Swine flu 'dangerous only for certain categories of people': J.P. Hospital

Swine flu 'dangerous only for certain categories of people': J.P. HospitalBhopal, Feb 20 : The government-run Jai Prakash Hospital in Bhopal has said that swine flu is dangerous only for those people who fall under certain medical categories, while it is not threatening for the majority of those infected.


Swine flu: Death toll reaches 51 in Maharashtra

Swine flu: Death toll reaches 51 in MaharashtraMumbai, Feb. 14 - The death toll due to Swine Flu in Maharashtra has risen to 51 as eight more patients succumbed to the H1N1 virus yesterday.

As per reports, 56 new cases of swine flu have been reported, taking the total number of cases registered to 352 since January this year.

Out of these, 145 patients are being treated at various hospitals across the state, while 155 people have been discharged after proper treatment.


Two medical students test positive for swine flu in Kangra

Two medical students test positive for swine flu in KangraKangra (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 13 : Two medical students have tested positive for swine flu in Himachal Pradesh, taking the toll in the Kangra district to three.

This comes after a woman was diagnosed with the deadly HINI virus earlier this week at Doctor Rajender Prasad Government Medical College (DRPGMC).

The two people who have fallen prey to the disease are students at DRPGMC and have been shifted to isolated wards for treatment.


Swiss tourist dies of suspected swine flu in Rajasthan

Swine FluJodhpur (Rajsthan), Feb. 13 - A 70-year-old tourist from Switzerland is suspected to have died of swine flu in Rajasthan, say health authorities.

The 70-year-old Swiss national was on a vacation in Jaisalmer when she first fell ill and was being treated at a local private clinic.

As her condition worsened, she was taken to a hospital in Jodhpur, according to reports.


Gujarat authorities step up measures to combat Swine Flu

Gujarat authorities step up measures to combat Swine FluAhmedabad, Feb. 12 - Authorities in Gujarat have stepped up measures to combat the spread of the fatal H1N1 virus that causes swine flu.

Arrangements for separate wards, beds, adequate medical supplies, including Tamiflu medicines, have been made in hospitals.

People are being educated on preventive measures and have been instructed to wear masks, wash their hands frequently, besides sanitising the environment.


Swine flu: Lucknow records five more cases

Swine flu: Lucknow records five more casesNew Delhi, Feb. 8 - At least five more cases of swine flu were reported in Lucknow , taking the total number of such cases to 36 in the state.

As per reports, three 45-year-old men, and two women, 31 and 25 years old, have tested positive for the H1N1 virus and are being treated at their homes.


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