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G4 possesses “all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans,” say researchers.(Shutterstock/Representative Image)

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:23 AM IST
Tests also showed that any immunity humans gain from exposure to seasonal flu does not provide protection from G4, the new swine flu.
Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh are among the states that have reported a large number of cases to date.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo)
Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh are among the states that have reported a large number of cases to date.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo)

Current Covid-19 spread mimics H1N1 pandemic of 2009: Govt document

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 03:53 PM IST
India is experiencing a large-scale outbreak that “calls for a differential approach to different regions of the country while mounting a strong containment effort in hotspots”, said the document released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Home quarantine’ stamping with indelible ink for international passengers has started at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. The stamp indicates the last day of quarantine.(ANI File Photo)
Home quarantine’ stamping with indelible ink for international passengers has started at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. The stamp indicates the last day of quarantine.(ANI File Photo)

Coronavirus update- Lessons from the Black Death: Quarantines work, but come at a cost

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 07:20 AM IST
Covid-19 update: There’s evidence that quarantine helped to shorten the first influenza pandemic of the 21st century: the 2009 influenza H1N1 outbreak, mainly by preventing more people from getting it.
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22-year-old Panipat woman who died of heart attack tests positive for swine flu

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By HT Correspondent, Ambala
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Test report received after death is negative for covid-19; she had reported at Ambala Cantonment civil hospital with flu-like symptoms last week
Patil is survived by her husband Nitin Patil, who runs a transport business, a daughter and a son.(HT image)
Patil is survived by her husband Nitin Patil, who runs a transport business, a daughter and a son.(HT image)

Former Kalyan mayor dies of suspected H1N1

Kalyan | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:04 AM IST
Hospital authorities said her condition was critical as she had pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), affecting her lungs.
Swine flu, a respiratory infection, generally spreads rapidly during winters, but there has been a spike in the number of cases across India even as warmer weather set in.(HT Photo)
Swine flu, a respiratory infection, generally spreads rapidly during winters, but there has been a spike in the number of cases across India even as warmer weather set in.(HT Photo)

2 women die of H1N1, 2019’s first victims from Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 11:07 AM IST
These are the first deaths of Mumbai residents caused by the respiratory infection in 2019.
Students, wearing masks as protection against Swine Flu.(PTI)
Students, wearing masks as protection against Swine Flu.(PTI)

H1N1 kills 17, infects 280 others in state; cold wave behind spike?

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 12:39 AM IST
13 deaths, 191 infections recorded in first week of Feb; seven cases in Mumbai since beginning of yr
According to data provided by Gurugram district health department, 23 suspected cases of swine flu have been reported from across the district over the past one week.(HT Photo)
According to data provided by Gurugram district health department, 23 suspected cases of swine flu have been reported from across the district over the past one week.(HT Photo)

First confirmed case of H1N1 this season reported in Gurugram district

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 01:54 PM IST
The patient, a 37-year-old woman who resides in Dhorka village in the district, was admitted to a private hospital with high fever on Friday. According to health department officials, she is currently undergoing treatment.
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