July 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Predominantly, viruses are known as the cause of infection. Widespread events of disease and death like the 2014 outbreak of Ebola, the 2009 H1N1/swine flu global pandemic and now COVID 19 adds to this reputation.
September 09, 2019 10:12 am
The WHO defines influenza as “a contagious, acute respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, usually influenza A or B subtypes.”
November 21, 2018 5:15 am
Pune and Nashik districts form the bulk of cases.
November 14, 2018 12:35 am
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.
June 13, 2018 6:26 am
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.
November 06, 2017 5:15 am
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.”
June 28, 2017 9:44 am
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.
June 16, 2017 1:41 am
Survey by BMC shows maximum cases are concentrated in a few wards around Andheri, Parel, Byculla, Govandi and Mulund West.
January 30, 2016 4:24 pm
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.
August 07, 2015 12:57 am
Mumbai witnessed a downslide during April but saw a sudden comeback of the air-borne infection in July.