A man wears a protective mask near the swine flu ward at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
A man wears a protective mask near the swine flu ward at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat

Swine flu toll nears 1000

Health Ministry sources said 965 people have perished due to the disease while the total number H1N1 virus affected has crossed 17,000 till Wednesday. »
Quitting before turning 45 years reduces death risk. File photo

Smokers die 10 years sooner

That smoking can cause up to two-thirds of deaths in current smokers in Australia has come out patently clear in a study of over 2,00,000 individuals aged over 45 years sampled from the general po... »

Swine Flu: Live chat with Dr. Subhakar from Osmania Medical College

Swine flu is sweeping across most of the Indian States this season. Telangana too is no exception. Between January and February 20, TS has seen close to 1,200 swine flu positive cases and over 60... »

9 IPS trainees test positive for swine flu at Hyderabad police academy

Three out of the nine officers, who were admitted to various private hospitals in Hyderabad, have already been discharged while the remaining are in stable condition. »
Fruit vendors use masks to protect themselves against swine flu virus in Bikaner on Thursday.

Centre tells States to operate 24x7 swine flu helplines

Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth chairs a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee to review the swine flu outbreak in the country. »
CISF personnel wear masks as a precautionary measure to guard themselves against swine flu at at Tiruchi airport on Sunday. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj
New Delhi, February 22, 2015

Swine flu claims 38 more lives

Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit States with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of a... »
A child wears face mask at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences as swine flu cases are on the rise, in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
New Delhi, February 19, 2015

40 new drug stores granted licence to sell Tamiflu tablets in Delhi

The Delhi government on Thursday granted licence to 40 new drug stores to sell Tamiflu tablets for treatment of swine flu. Also, the government added two more designated laboratories to test for th... »
Aizawl, February 19, 2015

Mizoram reports first case of swine flu

A Mizoram woman was detected with swine flu, the first case in the State. Pachuau Lalmalsawma, Nodal Officer of the State Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), today told P... »
Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have been hit
hard by the swine flu outbreak. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras
NEW DELHI, February 16, 2015

Why this surge in H1N1 cases, States asked

The Union government has asked all swine flu-endemic States to conduct an epidemiological study to identify the reasons for the recent surge in cases and deaths.Health Ministry officials re... »
NEW DELHI, February 14, 2015

Reasons for surge in H1N1 cases yet to be identified

Between January 1 and February 12 this year, 6,298 cases of swine flu have been registered and 485 deaths reported. Though the number is much higher than the number of total cases reported... »
New Delhi, February 13, 2015

Swine flu toll mounts across country

Twenty-seven people, including a Swiss woman, on Thursday died of swine flu in five States while several fresh cases of the contagious disease, which has claimed nearly 450 lives this year, were r... »
The high number of cases being reported is being attributed to a prolonged winter and better awareness among people, who are turning up for tests.
NEW DELHI, February 13, 2015

H1N1 cases to come under 3 categories

The Centre has come up with exhaustive guidelines for the States to follow for combating the H1N1 outbreak. Taking cognisance of the panic that has spread owing to the surge in the number of cases... »
NEW DELHI, February 12, 2015

H1N1: health workers to be vaccinated

With the number of H1N1 cases on the rise, the Centre has decided to vaccinate health workers involved in the treatment of patients. The decision was taken at a high-level review meeting of health... »
The Rajasthan government was jolted out of slumber after the former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot (left) and State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria (right) tested positive for swine flu. File photos
February 8, 2015

Rajasthan in emergency mode

With the H1N1 influenza toll in Rajasthan crossing the 85 mark on Friday, the highest in the country, the State government is on alert. The official machinery is busy trying to contain the epidemic... »
In this February 5, 2015 photo, students of a public school in Bikaner use masks to protect themselves against swine flu.
February 8, 2015

Flu in the air

A viral storm is raging across the country. More than 200 deaths due to Influenza A (H1N1), known as swine flu, have been recorded within a short period of over a month. Telangana, has the dubious... »

Affordable swine flu vaccine that never made it

Swine flu: 3-member team for Telangana

Probability of death by NCDs high in India: WHO

Punjab records first swine flu death in 2015

Haryana has enough stocks to check H1N1

Tuberculosis rate going down, but not fast enough to meet WHO target

Health hub: Swine flu is not as virulent as earlier

In this February 20, 2015 photo, an attendant covers his face with a mask and sits beside a patient at the swine flu ward of Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
New Delhi, February 21, 2015

Swine flu toll rises to 774

Swine flu claimed 31 more lives raising the number of dead to 774 and people affected by it inching closer to 13,000 even as the government on Saturday asked State drug controllers to ensure that... »
In this February 18, 2015 photo, staff at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar wear masks as they prepapre to treat swine flu patients. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
Srinagar, February 19, 2015

13 more tested positive for swine flu in J&K

Thirteen more persons have tested positive of swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of people infected with the disease in the State to 84, with no new death reported so far, health of... »
New Delhi, February 18, 2015

Swine flu deaths soar past 660

Swine flu deaths have soared to 663 across the country while number of people affected by it breached the 10,000 mark as the virus »
In this January 31 2015 photo, a child, wearing a mask as preventive measures against swine flu, is carried by an adult inside Gandhi Hospital premise in Hyderabad.
New Delhi, February 15, 2015

Swine flu: Govt. ‘closely monitoring’ situation across India

The government on Sunday said that it was “closely” monitoring the spurt in swine flu cases in the country even as 11 more deaths due to the disease were reported in Rajasthan, one of the worst-af... »
Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained on August 1, 2014.
New York, February 13, 2015

Ebola transmission from dead patients possible

The deadly Ebola virus may transmit even from dead patients, says a new study, underscoring the importance of using safe practices for handling corpses.The scientists from the U.S. National... »
NEW DELHI, February 13, 2015

H1N1 virus has not mutated: Centre

Even as there has been no let-up in the cases of swine flu being reported from across the country, Union Health Ministry officials on Thursday confirmed that the H1N1 virus that causes the flu has... »
United Nations, February 12, 2015

UN: 10,000 US-supported civilians needed to fight Ebola

The U.N. Ebola chief says U.S. troops being withdrawn from Liberia have done their job of building desperately needed treatment centres but that more than 10,000 civilians working in West Africa a... »
JAIPUR, February 10, 2015

Visible change in health indicators, says Nadda

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Monday said the government was committed to improving the health indicators in the country which had shown a visible change in the past years... »
This February 4, 2015 photo shows a child at the All India Industrial Exhibition in Hyderabad.
February 8, 2015

New virus, more outbreaks

In July 21, 2009, 14-year-old Rida Sheikh returned from St Anne’s School, Pune, with a runny nose and a headache. A quick trip to the neighbourhood physician later, she was back at school the next... »
Research assistant Georgina Bowyer works on a vaccine for Ebola at The Jenner Institute in Oxford, southern England on January 16, 2015.
London, January 29, 2015

Ebola vaccine safe, generates immune response, shows trial

The first trial results of Ebola vaccine at Oxford University suggest the vaccine has an acceptable safety profile and is able to generate an immune response.“The Ebola vaccine was well tole... »

TN sets up swine flu call centre

Swine flu hits Telangana hard

Swine flu cases on rise

NEEPCO to support ‘Operation Smile’ in northeast region

India, U.S. to jointly fight cancer, Ebola

Study to find out if Aspirin could tackle dementia