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ST. PETERSBURG, March 21 (Xinhua) -- A surge of influenza, including swine flu and Hong Kong flu, was detected in Russia over the past week. Interfax reports that the Russian Research Institute of Influenza confirmed 557 cases of swine flu in 45 cities and 360 cases of Hong Kong flu in 44 cities ...
"There is always a risk of a new influenza virus pandemic, but there is no need to panic. Yes, the UK is has been experiencing one of the worst influenza season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic; however, this is due to a reduced effectiveness of this year's flu vaccine and not because the ...

The Ministry of Health in Laikipia County has issued an alert after samples taken from patients suffering from flu confirmed presence of A1 H1N1 Prototype 9 Influenza Virus also known as Swine flu. The samples taken from patients at Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital were confirmed on Tuesday ...
Sniffles, coughing and fevers, oh my! February marks the peak for influenza season, which this year is proving to be particularly nasty. The Center for Disease Control reports a record-breaking year, the worst since the H1N1 swine flu in 2009. Like the rest of the nation, UC Davis was hit hard this year.
NEW DELHI: One person has died and 22 others have been found positive for swine flu in Delhi this year, as on February 18. ... swine flu, caused by H1N1 influenza virus, was reported in the country in 2009 when it assumed epidemic proportions, killing as many as 981 people and infecting 27,236.

When nurse Meleney Gallagher was told to line up with her colleagues on the renal ward at Sunderland Royal Hospital, for her swine flu vaccination, she had no idea the injection she was about to have had not gone through the usual testing process. It had been rushed into circulation after the swine ...
At least 88 people died and 976 others were tested positive for H1N1 influenza in Rajasthan so far this year. Earlier on January 20, Rajasthan Health director VK Singh Mathur said that the health department is "well equipped" to control the situation, adding that they are looking for ways to combat it. virus
Germany's federal government introduced new legislation on Wednesday that would relax regulation on hunting wild boar amidst fears of spreading African swine flu. Until now, the season for hunting boar was restricted to between mid-June and the end of January. But the new bill, which is expected to ...
Hundreds of people with symptoms similar to those of swine flu are flocking to Nanyuki District Hospital for treatment. County acting Chief Officer in Charge of Health Donald Mogoi said the hospital attends to more than 300 people with symptoms of swine flu in a day, after reports emerged last week ... hospitals
This is the fourth case of swine flu that has been detected in the city this year. However, only one of the four patients is from Gurgaon. The first case of swine flu int he city was reported on January 11 this year. The people who tested positive for the H1N1 virus include a 45-year-old man from Farukhnagar, ... hospitals
All U.S. states except for Hawaii reported widespread flu in January, with doctor visits for flu-like symptoms hitting their highest level nationwide since the deadly 2009 swine flu pandemic, which was blamed for 81 deaths in Georgia. The seasonal flu this fall and winter isn't that severe, said Dr. J. Patrick ... hospitals
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases photo, this transmission electron micrograph depicts numbers of H1N1 influenza virus particles. ... The flu contributed to the death of another child last week, further highlighting the severity of what is shaping up to be the worst influenza epidemic since the ... hospitals
This whole concept is still being researched, but the idea is that the flu you're exposed to as a youngun' helps determine how you'll react to flu for the rest of your life. People exposed to the H1N1 that circulated widely from 1918-1947 seemed to fare better when swine flu hit in 2009, but they're struggling ... hospitals
The number of inpatient admissions put this year's flu season on par with 2009, during the height of the swine flu pandemic. During the busiest days in January, El Camino's emergency department had to divert ambulances to other hospitals due to a lack of available beds. Voice file photo by Michelle Le. hospitals
She claims she developed narcolepsy and cataplexy disorder as a result of being given the Pandemrix vaccine against swine flu (H1N1) when she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl as part of a nationwide vaccination programme in 2009/10. The defendants deny her claims. On Tuesday, Ms Bennett's counsel, Bruce Antoniotti ... hospitals
... at different times, but for the past three weeks, the entire country has been experiencing lots of flu, all at the same time.” This year's flu season is about as severe as the 2014-2015 season, Jernigan says, and flu infections are about as widespread as they were during the 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" pandemic. hospitals

Federal health officials warned Friday that this year's flu outbreak is more severe than any other since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and that its intensity is still increasing. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a phone call with reporters that the number of people ... hospitals
In 2009, the swine flu pandemic quickly spread across the globe after being detected in the spring. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pushed to get a vaccine into production in order to vaccinate those at risk by the next winter in hopes of reaching people before the virus ... hospitals
Health officials in the Ashanti Region on Monday vaccinated 114 additional students of the Kumasi Academy against the H1N1 Influenza type A, also known as Swine flu. The number was part of the 174 students who could not take part in the vaccination exercise in December 2017, when the general ... hospitals
Many media reports have focused on the vaccine's estimated 10 percent effectiveness against H3N2 in Australia during the Southern Hemisphere's flu season last year. But even when the effectiveness against H3N2 flu is low, the shot provides good coverage against H1N1 and influenza B strains. Dr. Bob ... hospitals
MULTAN/GUJRANWALA - The killer Swine Flu (H1N1) virus continued to take human lives in South Punjab as another female patient died in Nishtar Hospital on Monday, raising the total number of flu-related casualties to 28. Hospital sources revealed that the deceased woman was 45 years old and ... hospitals
When a virus is new, like the 1918 strain of H1N1 and the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu”, it usually kills far more people. One theory is that the immune system can become overwhelmed by the never-before-seen invader and sends so many troops to fight it that perfectly healthy tissue in the lungs and other organs ... hospitals
(TNS) - Washington and Idaho are in the midst of what's likely to be the worst flu season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic. ... In contrast to H1N1, which affects younger and healthier people, H3N2 strains tend to be worse for older people and people with chronic conditions that make them susceptible to ... hospitals
RAWALPINDI: In order to contain the possible threats of the swine flu virus, the provincial government has put all government hospitals including three allied hospitals of Rawalpindi on high alert. Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, medical superintendent of the Benazir Bhutto Hospital, although no swine flu case ... hospitals
Pune: Children below the age of five, elderly people aged 65 or more, people suffering from lung, kidney and liver diseases, people on long-term steroid medications and those with low immunity have now been put in the "at risk" category for swine flu in Pune city. As a result, they will now be eligible for the ... hospitals
Taking lessons from seven trainee Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) officers, who were found infected with swine flu recently in hostel of Officers Training School in the city, the health department teams are conducted screening in hostels across the city. In this regard, health department has already ... hospitals
A 34-year-old man from Sushant Lok 1 tested positive for the H1N1 virus on Sunday, making him the first case of swine flu in the city this year. The patient was admitted to a private hospital in Sector 38 on Friday with reported symptoms of high fever, cough and severe body ache. He was advised to take an ... hospitals
In contrast to H1N1, which affects younger and healthier people, H3N2 strains tend to be worse for older people and people with chronic conditions that make them susceptible to illness. The vaccine this year is also less effective, making it somewhat easier for the flu to spread. Springer said it's hard to ... hospitals
“The pressures in critical care are intense across the board,” said Dr Gary Masterson, president of the Intensive Care Society. “This is a bad winter, it's the worst since 2010 when we had the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak.” While intensive care supports the sickest patients – those who have just finished surgery ... hospitals
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The flu epidemic has reached nearly every state in the country and Louisiana is amongst one of the ones being hit the hardest. Some Louisiana hospitals have reportedly turned people away because they are filled up with flu patients. Clinics in Ouachita Parish have also been filling ... hospitals
H3N2 is the most dangerous of the four seasonal flu strains, but it is not new nor uniquely lethal. A typical season mixes two Type A strains — H1N1 and H3N2, and two Type B strains — Victoria and Yamagata. (The B strains normally arrive later and are rarer.) As of Jan. 7, about 78 percent of all samples ... hospitals
Jaipur/Alwar: Three people, including son of a former minister, succumbed to dreaded swine flu in the state on Monday. ... Health department officials said that those suffering from influenza like illness having swine flu like symptoms should take treatment immediately from a qualified doctor to prevent ... hospitals
On the other hand, those dealing in alternate medicine system, advise consuming herbs such as giloy, amla and tulsi to keep the flu at bay. “The key is to increase the body's immunity. One should eat an amla every day as it is a rich source of Vitamin C and also helps in building immunity. Giloy also helps ... hospitals
Aussie flu and swine flu epidemic warning as Cornwall fifth worst for infection in the UK ... Separate stats reveal GP flu consultations in Cornwall are at 85.8 per 100,000 people, the fifth-highest in the entire country. ... Aussie flu (H3N2) and swine flu (H1N1) are the main strains circulating at present. hospitals
So far this year, there have been 91 flu-related deaths in San Diego County compared with 58 in 2009, the year of the global pandemic. The disparity in death rates might be surprising for those who recall there was initially no vaccination available for the dominant flu strain in 2009, H1N1, which allowed it ... hospitals
The Iraqi Agriculture Ministry announced on January 7 they had also discovered a case of bird flu at a poultry house in Diyala province. ... ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Two people diagnosed with swine flu have died this week in the town of Dujail in Salahadin province and two others are suffering the ... hospitals
Researchers still aren't sure why, but they've found that a flu season involving the H3 virus is generally nastier — with more hospitalizations and flu-related deaths — than seasons involving mostly H1N1 or influenza B viruses. This year, more than 80 percent of flu cases involve H3N2 strain. And the CDC's ... hospitals
It seems all efforts being made by the Rajasthan government to control the spread of swine flu is turning out to be futile with 230 cases testing positive in just nine days. On January 3, the health department has sounded a red alert in the state as swine flu (H1N1) was spreading at an alarming rate. hospitals
TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Two people have died of contagious swine flu, also known as influenza A/H1N1, in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a medical source said on Thursday. "We have many cases suspected to be infected with swine flu in the province, especially in the town of Balad, some 80 ... hospitals
The outbreak of a deadly virus, swine flu, in Karachi has raised concerns among residents. During the past three weeks, at least 38 patients have been confirmed of being infected by the virus. In Karachi, only one hospital has diagnostic facilities which can help detect the virus. The authorities should ... hospitals
ISLAMABAD (DAWN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Seasonal influenza, triggered mostly in the winter months, is once more upon us. There are increasing reports of individuals contracting a flu virus subtype known as A (H1N1). It is the same viral strain that caused the 2009 global influenza epidemic, and that ... hospitals
Dubai: The Abu Dhabi Health Authority (ADHA) has denied the latest rumour of swine flu affecting residents in the UAE. With the seasonal change in weather, reports of influenza has been on a sharp rise. According to reports in local Arabic media, the ADHA has confirmed that there are no cases of swine ... hospitals
The Ministry of Health has indicated that the pandemic strain of H1N1 influenza type A, also known as Swine Flu at the Kumasi Academy has been contained. The disease was detected in some students of the school last year [2017] and was believed to be related to the deaths of some four students. hospitals
Individuals struck down by the H3N2 bug are likely to feel more violently ill than those who battled swine flu during the pandemic of 2009-10. But, the new strain does not appear to be as infectious as H1N1, so is unlikely to hit as many people. Professor Robert Dingwall, flu expert at Nottingham Trent ... hospitals
A 65-year-old and a 69-year-old, unrelated and both from Hitech City, were admitted to private hospitals last weekend with symptoms of swine flu, sources in the health administration informed. Test confirmed H1N1 infection. The patients were said to be stable on Monday but co-morbid conditions and age ... hospitals
Peter Horby, professor of emerging infectious diseases and global health at Oxford University, believe this winter “may well be worse than others' in terms of the spread of influenza globally. Speaking to Mail Online, Professor Horby said: “Generally H3N2 tends to be a bit more severe than the H1N1 in 2009 ... hospitals
Swine flu hit the UK in 2009, infecting tens of thousands of people and killing about 360. So far, 48 people have died from so-called Aussie flu, but the outbreak is not thought to come close to matching the death toll of swine flu. Dr Jeff Foster, who has a private GP practice at Spire Parkway Hospital in ... hospitals
They have also advised people to report to hospitals if they notice symptoms associated with dengue, such as flu, fever, body aches, headache, rashes and respiratory problems. ... However, authorities fear that many district hospitals might not be reporting all suspected dengue and swine flu cases. hospitals
ACCRA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has warned of an outbreak of swine flu, or H1N1, in the country, local media reported on Monday. The alert followed confirmed H1N1 cases at a high school that killed 13 people in the past seven months. More than 40 students have so far been ... hospitals


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