Archive for the 'Swine Flu' Category

US colleges see rise in swine flu cases as students return to campus for fall semester

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Swine flu rises at US colleges as students return
ATLANTA — Colleges across the country are seeing spikes in the number of students with suspected cases of swine flu as dorms fill up and classes begin for the fall semester.

Swine flu vaccine called vital for pregnant women, new parents

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Pregnant women, new parents urged to get vaccine
WASHINGTON — Health officials are stressing that it is vital for pregnant women and new parents to get the swine flu vaccine to protect themselves and their children.

Chicago study shows swine flu sends more blacks, Hispanics to hospital

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Swine flu sends more blacks, Hispanics to hospital
ATLANTA — A new study found that swine flu was four times more likely to send blacks and Hispanics to the hospital than in whites, at least in one city.

Country’s swine flu death toll rises to 88

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

NEW DELHI - Country’s swine flu toll climbed to 88 on Thursday.
According to sources a teenaged girl and two women succumbed to the virus in Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively.

Swine flu death toll in Nashik rises to 6

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

NASHIK - Two more swine flu death was reported in Nashik, taking the city toll to 6.
Purva Amol Joshi, 23, who was pregnant, died at the Nashik Civil Hospital. eepali Shinde, 20, died at Municipal Corporation’s Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital.

CDC distances itself from grim estimates of swine flu’s toll but says early season likely

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

CDC leery of estimates about swine flu’s toll
WASHINGTON — Government health officials are urging people not to panic over estimates of 90,000 people dying from swine flu this fall. “Everything we’ve seen in the U.S. and everything we’ve seen around the world suggests we won’t see that kind of number if the virus doesn’t change,” [...]

Judge denies bid to keep flu vaccine with mercury-containing preservative from pregnant women

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Judge denies group’s bid to block flu vaccine
WASHINGTON — A judge on Wednesday denied an advocacy group’s bid to prevent the government from giving pregnant women flu vaccines with a preservative that contains mercury.

Tour operators complain setback to tourism industry due to swine flu

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

JAIPUR - As if global economic slowdown was not enough, the emergence of several swine flu cases is discouraging tourists to visit popular tourist places like Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Swine flu death toll in Pune rises to 25

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

PUNE - One more swine flu death was reported in Pune on Wednesday, taking the city toll to 25.

Food and Drug Administration authorizes emergency use of swine flu test for troops overseas

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Swine flu test authorized for troops overseas
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has authorized the emergency use of a swine flu test for U.S. troops overseas, allowing the military to speed up diagnoses and treatment of a virus that could cause widespread infections again this fall.


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