Pandemic

Low-cost portable device that can detect Ebola

The device could be particularly useful to monitor endemic, epidemic and pandemic disease outbreaks in resource-limited developing countries that need portable diagnostic equipment that functions outside the hospital.

Feb 22, 2016, 19:28 PM IST

Universal flu vaccine closer to reality

Scientists including an Indian-origin are now closer to developing a universal flu vaccine, after they used the 2009 pandemic as a natural experiment to study why some people resist severe illness.

Sep 23, 2013, 16:22 PM IST

Mutations in humans can make bird flu a pandemic

A new research has suggested that it might be possible for human-to-human airborne transmissible avian H5N1 influenza viruses to evolve in nature.

Jun 22, 2012, 12:53 PM IST

Mutations in humans can make bird flu a pandemic

A new research has suggested that it might be possible for human-to-human airborne transmissible avian H5N1 influenza viruses to evolve in nature.

Jun 22, 2012, 12:53 PM IST

La Nina may trigger flu pandemics: Study

Influenza pandemics that caused death and illness worldwide in the past were preceded by La Nina conditions in the equatorial Pacific.

Jan 17, 2012, 14:32 PM IST

La Nina may trigger flu pandemics: Study

Influenza pandemics that caused death and illness worldwide in the past were preceded by La Nina conditions in the equatorial Pacific.

Jan 17, 2012, 14:32 PM IST

Why bird flu didn`t become a pandemic

Scientists have shown why the global spread of bird flu by direct migration of wildfowl is unlikely.

Sep 06, 2010, 15:28 PM IST

Why bird flu didn`t become a pandemic

Scientists have shown why the global spread of bird flu by direct migration of wildfowl is unlikely.

Sep 06, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

WHO says swine flu pandemic is over

The World Health Organisation
declared the swine flu pandemic officially over today, months
after many national authorities started cancelling vaccine
orders and shutting down hot lines.

Aug 10, 2010, 23:37 PM IST

WHO says swine flu pandemic is over

The World Health Organisation
declared the swine flu pandemic officially over today, months
after many national authorities started cancelling vaccine
orders and shutting down hot lines.

Aug 10, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Swine flu death toll at 18,156 a year after pandemic: WHO

The WHO said that 18,156 people had died from swine flu, a year after the influenza was declared a pandemic.

Jun 12, 2010, 00:04 AM IST

Swine flu death toll at 18,156 a year after pandemic: WHO

The WHO said that 18,156 people had died from swine flu, a year after the influenza was declared a pandemic.

Jun 12, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

WHO slammed for handling of flu pandemic

The WHO`s handling of the swine flu pandemic was deeply marred by
secrecy.

Jun 04, 2010, 21:31 PM IST

WHO slammed for handling of flu pandemic

The WHO`s handling of the swine flu pandemic was deeply marred by
secrecy.

Jun 04, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

WHO says too early to declare swine flu peak over

It is too early to say that the swine flu pandemic has peaked in all parts of the world, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee said.

Feb 24, 2010, 15:55 PM IST

WHO says too early to declare swine flu peak over

It is too early to say that the swine flu pandemic has peaked in all parts of the world, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee said.

Feb 24, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Explain reports that H1N1 was a false pandemic: India to WHO

India on Wednesday asked the WHO to
effectively explain reports that swine flu was a "false"
pandemic after which the international body agreed to clarify
to countries about its factual position on the matter.

Jan 20, 2010, 21:43 PM IST

Swine flu ``a false pandemic``?

A leading Australian expert has said that the outbreak of H1N1 was falsely exaggerated by pharmaceutical industries to create a huge market for vaccines.

Jan 12, 2010, 15:01 PM IST

Swine flu ``a false pandemic``?

A leading Australian expert has said that the outbreak of H1N1 was falsely exaggerated by pharmaceutical industries to create a huge market for vaccines.

Jan 12, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Why bird flu has not become a pandemic

A new study by American and British scientists has tried to explain why bird flu has not become a pandemic disease.

Nov 19, 2009, 18:37 PM IST