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  • #46
    Swine flu: Toll reaches 1,587 as study warns of mutations
    Posted on 12/03/2015 by Dailyexcelsior
    NEW DELHI :
    Fifty more deaths took the swine flu toll close to the 1,600-mark with nearly 28,000 people affected even as a study by the US-based MIT suggested that the H1N1 virus may have acquired mutations which make it more ?severe and infectious?.

    The Union Health Ministry today said that as on March 11, the swine flu toll in the country had reached 1,587 while the number of cases of the disease stood at 27,886.
    ...
    http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/swine-...-of-mutations/
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    • #47
      Latest GISRS data;

      GISRS 2.png
      http://gamapserver.who.int/gareports...spx?ReportNo=7
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      • #48
        Swine flu claims 40 more lives, toll crosses 1600 mark

        Forty more people have succumbed to swine flu as the toll breached the 1600-mark while over 28,000 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus across the country.

        According to Union Health Ministry data released today, till March 12, 1,627 people have perished while the number of affected stood at 28,441.

        In Gujarat, the highest number of 368 people have died and while the number of affected cases was 5,969.

        In Rajasthan, eight more people died, raising the toll due to the H1N1 virus to 367 since January 1, state officials said. The state has recorded 6,124 cases of the disease.

        Meanwhile in Coimbatore a 38-year-old man, suffering from H1N1 influenza and undergoing treatment at the government hospital died, taking the number of swine flu deaths to seven since January in the district.

        http://www.business-standard.com/art...1300930_1.html

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        • #49
          Overall media reported H1N1 fatalities this year are occurring at a historically high rate, much higher than in the corresponding periods in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. The last was during the second pandemic wave. In 2013, the outbreak peaked in the second & third week of February. Both the most recent GISRS data and a graph of media reported deaths show that the outbreak is still in its growth phase. Activity remains high in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Of course since India lacks a comprehensive surveillance program, we are left with only media reports. Media reported H1N1 fatalities to date are listed below. Other types of influenza do not get reported. Worth bearing in mind that a study from 2012 estimated that, during the 2009-10 pandemic, confirmed fatalities in India represented only 2-3 % of total H1N1 fatalities. Thus these confirmed H1N1 fatalities could represent between 51,000 and 74,000 actual H1N1 related deaths, which in turn suggests millions of H1N1 cases this year. In addition, of course, there are other flu strains in circulation that we have little or no information about. Media reporting has suggested that testing for other flu strains is not occurring to any great extent even in fatal cases that do not test positive for H1N1. Multiple reports indicate that many confirmed deaths are not being included in the official tally. (Here and here for example). An MIT paper published this week suggested that mutations in the H1N1 virus noted in 2014 may be behind the elevated outbreak this year. This was immediately denied by the India National Institute of Virology. In reality, the minor controversy just highlights the complete lack of adequate surveillance and sequencing data from India. And this is truly the main issue here - There is something unusual going on in India this flu season and we have really no clue what it is.

          Click on any State for a more detailed thread.

          Gujarat: 375
          Rajasthan: 371
          Maharashtra: 264
          Madhya Pradesh: 221
          Telangana: 69
          Karnataka: 65
          Punjab: 51
          Haryana: 44
          Uttar Pradesh: 34
          Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu: 18 each
          Jammu & Kashmir: 17
          Himachal Pradesh: 16
          Chhattisgarh and Kerala: 10 each
          Uttarakhand: 8
          Chandigarh: 7
          Odisha: 5
          Puducherry and Assam: 2 each
          Goa, Manipur and Bihar : 1 each

          Total: 1,645

          Latest GISRS surveillance data is shown below. There can be a lag of several weeks in this data.
          GISRS.png

          http://gamapserver.who.int/gareports...spx?ReportNo=1

          India Fatalities by Week.png

          Comparison to figures from previous years:
          2014: 10 fatalities reported to April 7th
          2013: 402 fatalities reported to March 16th.
          2012: 14 fatalities to March 24th.
          2011: 16 fatalities to March 20th.
          2010: 448 fatalities to March 14th

          Historical GISRS data
          GISRS 2.png

          http://gamapserver.who.int/gareports...spx?ReportNo=7

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          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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          • #50
            Swine flu claims 47 more lives, toll 1,674
            ...
            The Union Health Ministry today said that as on March 13, a total of 1,674 deaths have been reported from across the country while the total number of infected persons has risen to 29,103.
            http://www.ptinews.com/news/5799325_...oll-1-674.html
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            • #51
              Just noticed that I omitted

              Jharkhand: 3
              from the tally above in post #49 - Apologies - Ro
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              • #52
                Over 1,700 dead in country due to swine flu
                By PTI | 15 Mar, 2015, 07.02PM IST

                NEW DELHI: 36 more deaths drove the swine flu toll past the 1700-mark while the total number of people suffering from the contagious disease reached close to 30,000 in the country this season.

                Data collated by the Union Health Ministry today said that as on March 14, the disease has claimed the lives of 1,710 people and 29,558 have been infected by it across the country.
                ... Read more at:
                http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...campaign=cppst

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                • #53
                  Swine flu death toll climbs to 1731; number of cases touches 30,000-mark across India
                  Press Trust of India
                  @ibnlive

                  New Delhi: The swine flu toll in the country climbed to 1,731 on Monday as 21 more deaths were reported even as the number of persons affected by the disease inched close to 30,000-mark, surpassing the earlier levels reached during 2009. Data collated by the Union Health Ministry said that as on March 15, 1,731 people have perished to the disease while the total number of affected persons across the states stood at 29,938.
                  ...
                  http://ibnlive.in.com/news/swine-flu...534233-17.html
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                  • #54
                    36 more swine flu deaths, CPI-M leader tests positive
                    Posted on 17/03/2015 by Dailyexcelsior
                    NEW DELHI:
                    Swine flu deaths continued unabated as 36 more patients perished due to the virus pushing the toll towards the 1,800-mark while the number of affected people crossed 30,000 today with senior CPI(M) leader Gautam Deb among scores who tested positive.
                    A medical bulletin issued by AMRI Hospital in Kolkata said 61-year-old Deb, a member of the party?s Central Committee, has tested positive for H1N1 and has been put on ventilator support.
                    Data collated by Union Health Ministry said that as on March 16, 1,767 people have died of swine flu while the number of affected persons stood at 30,366.
                    ...
                    http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/36-mor...ests-positive/
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                    • #55
                      People in 30-45 Age Group Worst Affected by Swine Flu

                      NEW DELHI: People in the age group of 30-45 years have been the worst affected by swine flu with most number of deaths, 34 per cent of the toll, taking place in this age bracket.
                      According to the Union Health Ministry, 34 per cent of the 723 deaths that were analysed have occurred in the age group 30-45 years, followed closely by those in the 45-60 bracket (32 per cent).
                      The Health Ministry has conducted an age and sex wise analysis of influenza A (H1N1) deaths. It has also analysed data to find out the most prevalent weeks, deaths due to co-morbid conditions and many other such aspects.
                      The analysis shows 17 per cent of deaths occurred in the age group of 18-30 years while 12 per cent of deaths were in the 60 and above age category.
                      Four per cent deaths have occurred in the age group of 0-12 per cent while the analysis further states that one per cent death has taken place in the age group of 12-18 years.
                      The analysis said that among the total deaths, 50.35 per cent of them were females while 49.65 per cent were males.
                      The Health Ministry figures shows that as on March 17, 1,809 persons have perished due to the disease while the number of affected persons across various states was 30,766. This is the first time that the Ministry has given detailed break-up of the number.

                      http://www.newindianexpress.com/nati...cle2719779.ece

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                      • #56
                        H1N1 Swine flu: Toll inches towards 1,900; Number of cases crosses 31,000

                        New Delhi, Mar 19: The swine flu toll inched towards the 1,900-mark as the disease claimed 32 more lives while the number of cases in the country today crossed 31,000. According to the Union Health Ministry, as on March 18, 1,841 people have succumbed to the disease while the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus stood at 31,156. Six more deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll in Rajathan to 397, just behind Gujarat, which has reported 400 casualties. The ministry said that the number of affected persons was 6,271 in Gujarat. The death toll in Maharashtra is 322 with 3,788 people having contracted the H1N1 virus. In Madhya Pradesh, 266 people have perished with 1,999 persons affected. The toll in Telangana is 74 while in Karnataka, following the death of another person, it has risen to 77. Fifty-two swine flu deaths have been reported in Punjab. (Also read: Swine Flu H1N1: Over 1,700 dead in country due to swine flu) The toll in West Bengal is 23 while Uttar Pradesh has witnessed 35 deaths. Jammu and Kashmir has seen 16 swine flu fatalities. In Delhi, following the death of a 24-year-old woman due to the disease, the toll has risen to 12 with the number of affected persons at 4,084. Meanwhile, as per a ministry study, 34 per cent of the 723 swine flu deaths that were analysed had occurred in the age group 30-45 years followed closely by those in the 45-60 bracket, who accounted for 32 per cent of the fatalities.
                        Modified Date: March 19, 2015 7:04 PM


                        http://www.india.com/news/delhi/h1n1...-31000-322166/

                        Last edited by Ronan Kelly; March 19, 2015, 04:21 PM.

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                        • #57
                          Latest GISRS data suggesting activity has peaked

                          GISRS.png

                          http://gamapserver.who.int/gareports...spx?ReportNo=1
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                          • #58
                            New Record of Swine Flu Deaths and Cases in India
                            Prensa Latina Friday 20th March, 2015

                            New Delhi, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Swine flu set a new record of 1,841 deaths in India, which far exceeds the death toll of 1,763 registered in 2010. Swine flu cases have also showed an upward trend with 31,156 cases reported, which also far outnumbered the six-year-ago record of 27,236 infected people. Although the government refuses to admit this is an epidemic, the virus has already spread to more than half of the 29 states of the country.
                            ...
                            http://www.indiagazette.com/index.php/sid/231237883
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                            • #59
                              Swine flu toll inches towards 1,900; number of cases touches 32,000
                              By PTI | 20 Mar, 2015, 07.50PM IST

                              NEW DELHI: Swine flu claimed the lives of 33 more persons pushing the toll towards the 1900 mark, while the total number of persons affected by the H1N1 virus touched 32,000.

                              According to the Union Health Ministry, as on March 19, 1874 persons have perished to the disease while the number of affected persons across the states stood at 31,681.
                              ...
                              http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...campaign=cppst
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                              • #60
                                Overall media reported H1N1 fatalities this year are occurring at a historically high rate, much higher than in the corresponding periods in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. The last was during the second pandemic wave. In 2013, the outbreak peaked in the second & third week of February. Both the most recent GISRS data and a graph of media reported deaths show that the outbreak may have peaked. Activity remains high in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Of course since India lacks a comprehensive surveillance program, we are left with only media reports. Media reported H1N1 fatalities to date are listed below. Other types of influenza do not get reported. Worth bearing in mind that a study from 2012 estimated that, during the 2009-10 pandemic, confirmed fatalities in India represented only 2-3 % of total H1N1 fatalities. Thus these confirmed H1N1 fatalities could represent between 59,000 and 85,000 actual H1N1 related deaths, which in turn suggests millions of H1N1 cases this year. In addition, of course, there are other flu strains in circulation that we have little or no information about. Media reporting has suggested that testing for other flu strains is not occurring to any great extent even in fatal cases that do not test positive for H1N1. Multiple reports indicate that many confirmed deaths are not being included in the official tally. (Here and here for example). An MIT paper published recently suggested that mutations in the H1N1 virus noted in 2014 may be behind the elevated outbreak this year. This was immediately denied by the India National Institute of Virology.

                                Click on any State for a more detailed thread.

                                Gujarat: 407
                                Rajasthan: 397
                                Maharashtra: 337
                                Madhya Pradesh: 277
                                Karnataka: 77
                                Telangana: 75
                                Punjab: 52
                                Haryana: 45
                                Uttar Pradesh: 37
                                West Bengal: 24
                                Tamil Nadu: 23
                                Andhra Pradesh: 22
                                Himachal Pradesh: 20
                                Delhi: 19
                                Jammu & Kashmir and Chhattisgarh: 18 each
                                Kerala: 12
                                Uttarakhand: 10
                                Chandigarh: 8
                                Odisha: 5
                                Assam: 4
                                Puducherry, Goa and Jharkhand: 3 each
                                Manipur and Bihar: 1 each

                                Total: 1,898

                                Latest GISRS surveillance data is shown below. There can be a lag of several weeks in this data.

                                GISRS.png
                                http://gamapserver.who.int/gareports...spx?ReportNo=1

                                India Fatalities by Week.png

                                Comparison to figures from previous years:
                                2014: 10 fatalities reported to April 7th
                                2013: 450 fatalities reported to March 23rd.
                                2012: 14 fatalities to March 24th.
                                2011: 16 fatalities to March 20th.
                                2010: 461 fatalities to March 21st

                                Historical GISRS data

                                GISRS 2.png
                                Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                                The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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