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Pune’s tryst with the 2017 Nobel in electron microscopy

At NIV, the facility was set up to investigate macromolecular imaging and exploring novel areas of virus-host interactions in three dimensions that would enable researchers to explore and exploit weakness in the pathogen armour.

Three panels to inspect private labs seeking permission for H1N1 tests

In Pune, 289 persons tested positive for swine flu virus, 92 patients are admitted to hospitals in Pune.


H1N1 deaths: Experts look for reason behind spurt

They are studying whether there is any difference in the antigen of the virus.

Wary of mutations, BMC sends samples to Pune, Lucknow

Over 4,000 suspected dengue cases have been reported by the civic health department so far this year.

NIV team on standby to test samples from Ebola suspects

Samples taken to BSL-4 lab, tested in contained environment.

Nigerian student tests negative for Ebola; college says students from West Africa being monitored

The time interval from infection to onset of symptoms, is from two-21 days, explained Dr Pradip Awate.


No need to panic as Ebola is not air-borne, preparations in place, says NIV director

There is no drug so far that can kill the virus and treatment is symptomatic to ensure that the body does not get dehydrated.

NIV calls for early samples to detect dengue type

Dengue cases have showed a steady rise, mortality has reduced over the years.

Swine flu now being treated as seasonal flu infection: Doctors

Theories have been doing the rounds for some time now about how the virus has firmly entrenched itself in the city, surrounding areas

NIV rules out MERS in Mangalore woman

MERS-CoV is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012.