Following an outbreak of the deadly avian influenza, Tripura Saturday sounded a bird flu alert and intensified surveillance. Two central government teams comprising scientists and doctors arrived in Tripura Saturday to assist the state authorities. They are closely monitoring the situation, an official said. “We have deployed 16 Rapid Response Teams (RRT) in the affected [...] Continue reading Tripura on bird flu alert; central teams arrive
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The number of people infected with the pandemic A/H1N1 swine flu virus is on the rise in Russia and Europe, a senior Russian official said. Russia’s chief sanitary doctor, Gennady Onishchenko, said A-type flu viruses account for about 71 percent of all seasonal flu cases in Europe, and 93 percent of them are swine flu. [...] Continue reading Swine flu rising in Russia, Europe
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday admitted that the swine flu scare was exaggerated as alleged by several countries, including India.
“Yes, it was,” Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director of WHO southeast Asia, said in a reply to a question on whether H1N1 scare was exaggerated by the global health watchdog.
However, WHO authorities declined to comment whether [...] Continue reading Swine flu scare was exaggerated, admits WHO
A year after the outbreak of the deadly swine flu epidemic that killed over 14,000 people across the world, Mexico has said it suspects the disease originated in the US.
Public health officials in Mexico suspect the disease came from the US when Mexican tourists and emigrants were returning to their country, Jose Angel Cordova, the [...] Continue reading Swine flu probably originated in US, says Mexico
Avian influenza remains a threat to human health despite a decline in cases since a peak in 2006, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Wednesday.
WHO noted that so far this year, 21 human cases of H5N1, including seven deaths, have been reported.
“Sixteen of those were in Egypt, including five deaths, four in Vietnam, including one [...] Continue reading Bird flu still a threat to human health: WHO