Tag Archives: Swine Flu

Rapid Rise in Infectious Disease rates rattle Chinese

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Infectious diseases claimed 1,530 lives on the Chinese mainland last month, and nearly one third of the deaths were caused by A/H1N1 influenza, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). A total of 28,779 A/H1N1

New Zealand: significant swine flu cases

NEW Zealand is still experiencing a significant level of swine flu, health authorities said Wednesday, despite the World Health Organization’s declaration that the global pandemic was over. “While some countries have seen H1N1 virus decline or crowded out by other

40 percent of dead swine flu patients were young and healthy

About 40 percent of people who have died of swine flu or fallen seriously ill were young and otherwise healthy, an expert from the World Health Organisation told a conference in Vienna Monday. Forty percent of the most serious cases,

Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel. The report

Chilean turkey virus identical to pandemic A(H1N1): official

Chilean health officials on Saturday confirmed that a flu outbreak detected on two turkey farms was identical to the pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus and was transmitted by humans. The outbreak was initially reported late Thursday in two farms in the

5 million Zimbabweans face starvation

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) — The “humanitarian situation remains serious” in Zimbabwe amid cholera, starvation and a continuing economic crisis, a United Nations official said Wednesday at a World Humanitarian Day ceremony in Harare. The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe resulted in

In India swine flu panic spreads faster than virus

NEW DELHI, India — The streets of the western city of Pune were half-empty, schools in Mumbai were ordered closed, and people suffering aches flooded hospitals across the country as India confronted dueling outbreaks of swine flu and swine flu

Fans urged to drink whisky to ward off swine flu

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month’s World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country’s supporter association (VOB) have

Pandemic flu death toll passes 1,000 mark

The death toll in the swine flu pandemic has passed the 1,000 mark, with 1,154 deaths since the outbreak was uncovered in April, data published Wednesday by the World Health Organisation showed. Swine flu now reaches 168 countries and territories,

Treatment resistant swine flu detected in US

Health officials said they had found cases of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu along the US border with Mexico, as India and South Africa announced their first deaths from the A(H1N1) virus. “We have found resistance to Tamiflu on the border. We