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Swine Flu

News Briefs - January 16-31, 2015

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2015
India consumes more fat now

Delhi records its first swine flu death

Issue Date: Dec 26, 2014
Delhi witnessed first death due to swine flu when a 51-year-old woman succumbed to death on Friday. The woman who was a resident of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh was admitted in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) on December 21 and was in critical state.

Moving target

Author(s): Shruti Chowdhari
Issue Date: Jun 30, 2013

Swine flu tamed?

Issue Date: Mar 31, 2013

Mysore proposes separate zone for food vendors

Issue Date: Apr 24, 2012
Close on the heels of cholera and swine flu outbreak in Mysore, the city corporation has decided to set up a separate zone for food vendors. The corporation had earlier in April, banned food vending in the city after the outbreak of the two diseases. Vendors protested this.

Cabinet secretary takes stock of swine flu preparedness

Author(s): Sonal Matharu
Issue Date: Apr 13, 2012
Following reports of swine flu deaths in three states, Cabinet secretary of India Ajit Kumar Seth called a meeting of secretaries of the Union ministries of health, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in Delhi on Thursday to discuss their preparedness to deal with the disease outbreak in various states. This includes availability of anti-flu drug oseltamivir sold under brand name Tamiflu; these are supposed to be made available free of cost at government hospitals.  

New swine flu kit makes disease detection easier in India

Author(s): Sonal Matharu
Issue Date: Mar 31, 2012
With the threat of swine flu looming large over the country again, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has brought out a cheaper, more effective kit to diagnose the disease. The portable testing kit, Nu-Lamp H1N1, can give the results of the test within an hour. The currently used US government’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Realtime RT-PCR technique takes two to three hours.  The kit was launched on March 31 at the ongoing Defence Expo 2012 in New Delhi. 

When business rules our kitchens

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2011
Once again there is a food safety scare. A deadly strain of E coli bacterium has hit Germany, where it has taken the lives of 25 people and affected another 2,300 till date. German food inspectors on the trail of the source of contamination ha­ve as yet made two errors—blaming Spanish cucumbers and then organic bean sprouts—but no breakthrough.
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