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34 fresh cases of swine flu in Bengal, CPI-M leader Gautam Deb stable

As many as 34 fresh swine flu cases were recorded in West Bengal since Wednesday, while the condition of senior CPI-M leader and former minister Gautam Deb remained stable, a health official said on Thursday. “There have not been any deaths since Wednesday. The total number of cases is now 392,” Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Malay Kumar De ...

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Bengal swine flu death count now 20

With one more person succumbing to swine flu on Sunday, the death count from the disease rose to 20 in West Bengal since January, a senior health official said. "The victim, in his 60s, passed away at a hospital in neighbouring Howrah," said Health Secretary Malay Dey. He said the patient was on ventilator support for some time. He said ...

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India Refutes MIT Study Findings on ‘Swine Flu May Have Mutated’

Refuting charges that swine flu strain in India may have mutated, the National Institute of Virology on Thursday said there was no evidence to suggest it and categorically rejected the observations made by an MIT study. [See news report on MIT Study ] Earlier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study conducted by a team of Indian-origin scientists said swine flu ...

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Swine Flu in India Mutating, Dangerous, says MIT Study

The swine flu in India is mutating and turning more dangerous than any other known strain of H1N1, warn scientists from the MIT, including two Indian-origin researchers. Swine flu has killed more than 1,200 people so far in India. The study contradicts previous reports by the government officials that the strain has not changed or mutated from the H1N1 strain ...

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Swine flu scare mars Holi across nation, Juhi Chawla leads cancelling party, Sonam still in hospital

Swine flu scare is gripping the nation as Holi sets in where the possibility of contagious viral disease is prone to spread faster than expected and leading the way, Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla says the scare of swine flu made her cancel her Holi plans this year, especially since her children have their exam season. While most Bollywood celebrities enjoyed ...

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16 swine flu deaths in two Delhi hospitals but official toll is only 2

Two government hospitals in Delhi – Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP Hospital – have reported 16 swine flu deaths this year, top officials said Thursday, contradicting the figure of one death in each hospital given by the union health ministry. However, the health ministry clarified that its figures on swine flu deaths in Delhi were based on official reports. “The ministry ...

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Swine Flu Death Toll Crosses 1,100

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases reported across the country so far is 21,000, a health ministry official said on Monday. A total of 16 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the toll due to the disease to 1,115, the official said. While the number of deaths has climbed ...

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