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Bird Flu: FSSAI advises consumers not to eat undercooked chicken, says 'no need to panic'
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Bird Flu: FSSAI advises consumers not to eat undercooked chicken, says 'no need to panic'

The regulator also advised consumers not to purchase eggs or poultry meat sourced from bird flu-infected areas and to avoid going to open markets in infected areas that sell poultry

Bird Flu: Red Fort shut for public till 26 January after sample of dead crow tests positive
India

Bird Flu: Red Fort shut for public till 26 January after sample of dead crow tests positive

The Delhi government’s animal husbandry department said around 15 crows were found dead on the premises of the Red Fort last week

Bird flu: No scientific report of transmission to humans, states shouldn't curb poultry sales, says Centre
India

Bird flu: No scientific report of transmission to humans, states shouldn't curb poultry sales, says Centre

The announcement came in the wake of the Delhi government's decision to ban the sale of processed and packaged chicken brought from outside the city as a precautionary measure

Bird Flu: Centre issues advisory, asks states to step up vigil amid suspected spread of avian influenza virus
India

Bird Flu: Centre issues advisory, asks states to step up vigil amid suspected spread of avian influenza virus

States have been asked to take up surveillance and monitoring of birds for any signs of the disease and take appropriate measures for controlling it on priority

Making viral infections work against each other: Scientists find common cold virus blocks the influenza virus
Health

Making viral infections work against each other: Scientists find common cold virus blocks the influenza virus

A study by scholars at Yale University indicated that one respiratory virus can block the infection from another respiratory virus through the stimulation of antiviral defences in the mucosa of the airways

New virus strain found in pigs in China has the potential to become a pandemic however there is no imminent risk
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New virus strain found in pigs in China has the potential to become a pandemic however there is no imminent risk

The study said pigs are important “mixing vessels” for the influenza virus and has asked that this potential problem be kept under surveillance.

WHO chief says coronavirus outbreak 10 times deadlier than 2009 swine flu pandemic, urges countries to lift control measures gradually
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WHO chief says coronavirus outbreak 10 times deadlier than 2009 swine flu pandemic, urges countries to lift control measures gradually

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday (local time) warned that the COVID-19, which originated in China's Wuhan last year, is 10 times deadlier than the swine flu

Swine flu is back: Here's how you can prevent this deadly disease
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Swine flu is back: Here's how you can prevent this deadly disease

As per data provided by NCDC, a total of 884 cases had been recorded this year with 14 resulting in death, as of 16th February.

Six Supreme Court judges down with H1N1 virus; CJI SA Bobde directs lawyers, court staff to be vaccinated to curb infection
India

Six Supreme Court judges down with H1N1 virus; CJI SA Bobde directs lawyers, court staff to be vaccinated to curb infection

With six Supreme Court judges infected with H1N1, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde Tuesday held a meeting with judges and suggested that lawyers and court staffs be vaccinated to curb the infection.

Two Bengaluru SAP employees test positive for swine flu; company temporarily closes India offices for 'extensive sanitation'
India

Two Bengaluru SAP employees test positive for swine flu; company temporarily closes India offices for 'extensive sanitation'

SAP has said two of its employees in Bengaluru have tested positive for H1N1 virus (swine flu) and as a precautionary measure, it has closed offices in Bengaluru, Gurugram and Mumbai for extensive sanitisation.

Two tested positive for swine flu in Manipur during coronavirus screening; one of the affected had visited China recently
India

Two tested positive for swine flu in Manipur during coronavirus screening; one of the affected had visited China recently

Two samples among six sent for screening for novel coronavirus in Manipur tested positive for swine flu, a senior health official said on Tuesday

Wuhan coronavirus looks increasingly like a pandemic, say world's top infectious disease experts
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Wuhan coronavirus looks increasingly like a pandemic, say world's top infectious disease experts

A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines now imposed by China and other countries, including the United States

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,000 lives in India this year: Here's what you need to know about this viral disease
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Swine flu has claimed more than 1,000 lives in India this year: Here's what you need to know about this viral disease

More than 27,000 people have already been diagnosed with swine flu and 1,167 have died from the disease in India this year.

Swine flu on the rise in Telangana; 496 tested positive in 2019 so far; mortality rate remains low
India

Swine flu on the rise in Telangana; 496 tested positive in 2019 so far; mortality rate remains low

Telangana is witnessing an alarming rise in the number of swine flu cases, with at least 496 people testing positive so far this year

Swine flu claims 127 lives in Rajasthan this year; 3,508 people test positive, Jaipur witnesses most cases
India

Swine flu claims 127 lives in Rajasthan this year; 3,508 people test positive, Jaipur witnesses most cases

On Friday, the toll in Rajasthan due to swine flu rose to 126 after a patient from Barmer district lost his life.

Swine flu toll rises to 112 in Rajasthan: 79 cases detected as state suffers one of the worst outbreaks
India

Swine flu toll rises to 112 in Rajasthan: 79 cases detected as state suffers one of the worst outbreaks

As many as 79 fresh cases of swine flu were detected in Rajasthan, according to data issued by the state's health department, taking the toll of this year up to 112.

Delhi swine flu outbreak: Doctors allege no preventive vaccination drive was carried out by Centre or state in 2018
India

Delhi swine flu outbreak: Doctors allege no preventive vaccination drive was carried out by Centre or state in 2018

As Delhi suffers in the grip of a massive outbreak of swine flu, the medical director of one of the biggest government hospitals in the national capital has told Firstpost that no preventive vaccination drive was undertaken in the city by the Central government in 2018.

Swine flu deaths touch 88 in Rajasthan in January, February; 16 people succumb to influenza virus in Himachal Pradesh
India

Swine flu deaths touch 88 in Rajasthan in January, February; 16 people succumb to influenza virus in Himachal Pradesh

Rajasthan has recorded 88 deaths between 1 January and 5 February due to swine flu while 16 people have lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh

Over 300 positive cases of swine flu reported in Telangana in January; 23 contracted illness in first 5 days of February
India

Over 300 positive cases of swine flu reported in Telangana in January; 23 contracted illness in first 5 days of February

Telangana has seen an alarming rise in the number of swine flu cases with at least 330 people tested positive this year

Swine flu: Toll rises to 169 across India as 4,571 test positive for H1N1 virus; Rajasthan accounts for 75 deaths
India

Swine flu: Toll rises to 169 across India as 4,571 test positive for H1N1 virus; Rajasthan accounts for 75 deaths

With the swine flu numbers going up, the health ministry recently held a meeting with the states and asked them to strengthen their surveillance for early detection. It also asked them to keep beds reserved in hospitals to deal with acute cases.