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Explained: How influenza is classified as H5N1, H1N1 and other kinds

The WHO defines influenza as “a contagious, acute respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, usually influenza A or B subtypes.”

H1N1 cases highest in Maharashtra: Govt introduces treatment protocols for doctors

Pune and Nashik districts form the bulk of cases.


Mumbai: Doctors suspect new H1N1 variants

While 15 samples sent from Mumbai to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) tested negative for H3N2 viral infection, doctors suspect the variant may be present in patches across Mumbai.

Over 90,000 vaccinated against H1N1 virus in Maharashtra since January

Last year, more than 42,000 persons had been vaccinated against H1N1, while in 2016 as many as 1.01 lakh persons were given the vaccine. There were 778 deaths and 6,144 cases of H1N1 virus in Maharashtra in 2017, said state health officials.

H1N1 virus claimed 719 lives in state this year

Recently, officials said, several meetings were conducted to prepare a plan of action for the next few months, when the cases are expected to rise. Diggikar said, “We have placed an order for 500 doses of the vaccine for all the high-risk districts.”

H1N1 virus claims 260 lives in Maharashtra but state health department yet to procure vaccine

State health authorities are yet to procure a vaccine against the new strain. This, despite a strong recommendation by the state committee, in March this year, to prevent communicable diseases. Pune region has the highest number of deaths — 62 — this year.


H1N1 infection spreads in Mumbai, three deaths this month

Survey by BMC shows maximum cases are concentrated in a few wards around Andheri, Parel, Byculla, Govandi and Mulund West.

Two cases of H1N1 flu detected in Jammu and Kashmir; measures put in place

In view of these reports, Governor N N Vohra on Friday reviewed the preparedness of the Health and Medical Education Department in dealing with the problem.

In July, Mumbai accounted for 89.6 per cent of H1N1 cases

Mumbai witnessed a downslide during April but saw a sudden comeback of the air-borne infection in July.

Cured of thalassaemia, 7-yr-old boy dies of swine flu in Pune

Four years ago, stem cells from the cord blood of an unrelated donor were transplanted into Swaraj Jagnade’s bone marrow in a first-of-its-kind case.