Indian military lab develops kit to detect swine flu in hours

In a major breakthrough in detecting the deadly swine flu virus that killed around 2,000 people in India in an outbreak this year, a key military research centre has developed a kit that can detect the virus in a matter of hours.

Allahabad HC notice to Centre, UP govt on prevention measures against swine flu

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Wednesday sought a reply from the central and state governments as to what action has been taken by them in compliance of its earlier orders for prevention of swine flu.

2,232 swine flu deaths till Apr 26: Govt

Influenza H1N1 virus, which caused the Swine flu pandemic in 2009-10, continues to circulate in various parts of the country, the government today said.

World Immunisation Week: Parents need to be educated about importance of vaccinations, says Dr Raghuram

In what could be seen as a shocking reality, despite various health and awareness programmes, an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines like diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and tetanus, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Swine flu claims 1 more life in Rajasthan; toll reaches 434

Swine flu has claimed one more life in Rajasthan, taking the toll due to the HIN1 virus to 434 in the state since January this year, an official said Tuesday.

Rising mercury drives swine flu down

After claiming the lives of close to 2,200 people and affecting another 35,000 across the country, the deadly impact of the H1N1 virus now seems to be on the wane with the onset of summers as doctors predict a further reduction as the mercury goes up.

Swine flu claims 5 more lives, toll rises to 2,172

Swine flu claimed lives of five more persons as the death toll climbed to 2,172 in the country while the number of persons affected by the H1N1 virus breached the 35,000-mark.

8 more succumb to swine flu, toll touches 2167

Swine flu deaths continued unabated with eight more persons succumbing to the disease taking the toll to 2,167 while the number of those affected exceeded the 35,000 mark across the country.

41-year-old woman dies of swine flu in Coimbatore

A 41-year-old woman died of swine flu at a private hospital here on Friday.

Swine flu: Treatment options in kids

As children fall under the "high risk" groups for swine flu, here's what an expert said about treating the H1N1 virus in kids.

6 more swine flu deaths, toll touches 2,159

Swine flu claimed the lives of six more persons as the death toll rose to 2,159 while the number of those affected by the disease across the country breached the 35,000-mark.

18 more swine flu deaths reported, toll reaches 2,141

There seems to be no let-up in the number of swine flu deaths with 18 more people succumbing to the virus in the past two days raising the toll to 2,141 while the number of those affected moved towards the 35,000-mark.

One more dies of swine flu in Raj, toll mounts to 426

Swine flu has claimed one more life in Rajasthan, where the death toll from the HIN1 virus outbreak this year has risen to 426, an official said on Sunday.

Swine flu death toll touches 2,123

Swine flu has claimed the lives of 15 more persons in the last two days as the death toll climbed to 2,123 while the number of affected persons in the country inched towards the 35,000 mark.

Swine flu deaths occurred in 'high risk factor group' patients: Research

 About 65 per cent of persons who died due to Swine Flu at the SMS Hospital and College here this January and February, also had a "high risk factor" involved, they all suffered from other chronic diseases including diabetes, TB, chronic lung disorder, a research has revealed.

14 fresh cases of swine flu in Telangana

Fourteen fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana where 77 people have succumbed to the H1NI virus since the beginning of the year.

Swine flu claims three lives in Maharashtra

Three persons succumbed to swine flu in Maharashtra, taking the total death toll in the state to 425 since January this year.

Swine flu: 13 more die, death toll touches 2,097

 Thirteen more persons succumbed to swine flu as the toll from the disease climbed to 2,097 while the number of those affected by the H1N1 virus touched 34,351.

Swine flu claims another 20 lives, 34,240 people infected

The country witnessed 20 more deaths due to swine flu as the toll due to the contagious disease climbed to 2,084 and over 34,000 people were still infected by the H1N1 virus.