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DRC faced with largest outbreak of mpox on record; The latest health stories from around the world

Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was experiencing its largest, most deadly outbreak of mpox ever, with more than 12,000 suspected cases so far this year and nearly 600 deaths, far surpassing those from the global outbreak of the same viral disease over the past […]

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Gujarat High Court calls for an infrastructure upgrade

The Gujarat High Court has taken the state government to task over the conditions of its health infrastructure amidst renewed complaints about the quality of the state’s public health system.  The Times News Network reports that the Gujarat High Court has “directed the government to strengthen its health infrastructure. It has been directed to provide

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Swine flu outbreak in Himachal Pradesh

Panic continues to rage concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At the same time, other viral outbreaks are also rearing their heads. Sporadic outbreaks of swine flu (H1N1) have begun occurring across a number of states with Himachal Pradesh hard-hit by the disease. An estimated eleven people have tested positive for H1N1 according to Himachal

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H1N1 claims more lives in Maharashtra

H1N1 has claimed more than 200 lives in Maharashtra this year, as the state continues to be a hotspot of the disease in India. Commonly known as ‘swine flu’, H1N1 has been a blight on public health in India in recent years. An outbreak in 2015 recorded 42,592 cases and 2,990 deaths. After a plateau

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Swine flu scourge in Maharashtra

Swine flu continues to take a toll in Maharashtra as reports confirm more deaths.  At the time of writing, the state has confirmed 2,135 cases of the disease with 202 people losing their lives. State capital Mumbai has borne the brunt of cases, with 632 reported. Pune, meanwhile, has reported the most deaths with fifty

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Swine flu cases in Gujarat: Symptom of a national problem?

Gujarat recorded the second-highest number of swine flu cases in India in just under the first seven months of 2019, the Gujarat High Court has been informed.  Between January 1st and June 23rd, 4,772 cases were recorded resulting in 149 deaths. Only Rajasthan recorded more cases while Rajasthan and Maharashtra recorded more fatalities. At the

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A spike in monsoon flu cases in Lucknow

Doctors in Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow are warning of a spike in cases of flu amidst the monsoon season.  Since the onset of rains, cases have jumped by 600 percent with multiple hospitals reporting increased visitors of individuals with flu in their outpatient departments. At the King George’s Medical University, between fifty and sixty

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Rajasthan to look to Maharashtra on how to handle swine flu cases

Rajasthan has been battling swine flu cases since the beginning of the year. Now it is looking to another state with a high burden of the disease – Maharashtra – for guidance on how to handle it.  “We will implement [the] Maharashtra model in the state to combat swine flu,” said Dr Ravi Prakash Sharma,

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A swine flu lab inaugurated in Punjab

A swine flu lab has been inaugurated in Punjab as part of ongoing efforts to curb the disease in India. A relatively recent phenomenon, swine flu – officially known as H1N1 – came to prominence with a spate of global outbreaks which began in Mexico in 2009. In India, the disease has become an issue

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