Posts Tagged ‘Swine Flu’

OBAMA DECLARES H1N1 EMERGENCY

October 25th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

It has been reported by CNN news channel on Saturday that U.S. President Barack Obama has declared a national emergency to deal with the increase in illness from the H1N1 influenza virus on Friday night. An official of the U.S. Centre for Disease Control says  millions of people across the U.S. have already contracted this virus.
 
Obama’s action allows Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to help health care facilities enact emergency plans to deal with the spread of the virus. (more…)

SWINE FLU, DOCTOR AND DIAGNOSIS

August 21st, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   1 Comment »

A couple of weeks ago I had an irritation in my left nostril, the left ear and slight cough also. Oh my God, I was scared that I had contacted swine flu. The day before I had gone to receive a friend at the airport, a Lecturer from Pune University

Pune has been in the news for many days with all news channels giving the news – Swine Flu spreads in Pune – from dawn to dusk. They have also been giving live telecasts of interviews from residents of Pune who cannot even spell the name of the disease. ‘Breaking news’ became ‘repeating news’. (more…)

SWINE FLU DEATHS – TAKE PRECAUTIONS

August 10th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

Swine flu in India, has so far claimed six lives. The latest casualties being a 35-year-old ayurvedic doctor died of swine flu in Pune, while a four-year-old boy lost his life due to this flu in Chennai this morning.

Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Cabinet Secretary K.M.Chandrashekhar and  Health Secretary Naresh Dayal, met soon after two more deaths due to swine flu were reported in the country and discussed measures to contain the further spread of the disease.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked the Health Ministry on Sunday to co-ordinate with state governments and take adequate measures to contain further spread of the disease. (more…)

INDIA GEARS UP TO FIGHT SWINE FLU

July 25th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

TAKE PRECAUTIONS

The outbreak of swine flu began in Mexico, and there is evidence that Mexico was already in the midst of an epidemic months before the outbreak was recognized. Soon after, their government closed down most of Mexico City’s public and private offices and facilities to help contain the spread. Vaccine and pandemic experts are working with the administration to determine how to produce, test, track and educate the public about the treatment, prevention and protection from swine flu.

India will need its’ fare share of vaccines for treatment of the swine flu epidemic. (more…)