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Today's Headlines - 2/27/2015
Swine flu toll 965 so far: Nadda
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) There was no shortage of drugs to treat swine flu which has claimed 965 lives so far across the country this year, union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said Friday. A total of 965 people have died due to swine flu this season but there is no need to panic, he said in the Lok Sabha. The minister said there was no shortage of medicines to treat swine flu affected people and it ...
Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu
ATLANTA (AP) The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu fragile doses got too warm.
Swine flu claims 965 lives; govt admits shortage of labs
New Delhi, Feb 27: The Union government on Friday admitted the shortage of laboratories for testing swine flu, which has so far claimed 965 lives and said efforts are being made to set up such facilities in every state. "We
How an Indian city is coping with swine flu
BBC Hindi's Ankur Jain explains how people in the city of Ahmedabad in the western Indian state of Gujarat are dealing with a deadly outbreak of swine flu.
Swine flu deaths crosses 250 mark in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) The swine flu epidemic continued to rage in Rajasthan with six more deaths reported Thursday taking the total death toll over the 250 mark since the start of this year, an official said. Total positive cases as of Thursday evening were 5,262, out of which 2,039 are from Jaipur alone, the official said. Meanwhile, state assembly witnessed uproarious scenes Thursday as the ...
14 swine flu cases detected in Bihar
Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 14 cases of swine flu have been detected in Bihar till now, an official said Friday. "With six more cases testing positive in Patna Thursday, the total number of swine flu infected people has gone up to 14," Principal Secretary (health) Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters here. He said about 80 suspected cases have been tested for swine flu across the state so far.
Swine flu death toll crosses 1,000 mark
40 more people have succumbed to the virus while the number of those affected crossed 18,000 on Friday.
Company blames heat for why nasal spray flu vaccine didn't work well in kids against swine flu
The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu fragile doses got too warm. The AstraZeneca FluMist vaccine works well for most flu strains, but small studies found it didn't work very well against the swine flu bug that first emerged in 2009. Swine flu has returned each year since but wasn't a big ...
Prevent an epidemic
With the death toll due to swine flu, caused by the H1N1 influenza virus, exceeding 830 and the total number of positive-tested cases mounting to nearly 14,000, the disease could be headed for a bigger outbreak.
UAE residents advised to stay cautious
Their advice comes in the wake of a massive outbreak of swine flu in India which has left over 700 people, including a visiting Dubai resident, dead and 11,000 others affected. Although the UAE is free from swine flu and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health have not issued any health alerts this season, the high frequency of air travel between India and the UAE and the ...

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