Explained: The G4 flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’, found by Chinese researchers?

News: Researchers in China have discovered a new strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus named G4 virus. Facts: G4 virus: It is a new strain of virus that has descended from the H1N1 Influenza that was responsible for the 2009 flu pandemic.  The evidence of the virus have been found in people who work… Continue reading Explained: The G4 flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’, found by Chinese researchers?

10 years of H1N1 influenza: outbreaks in India, infection trends in the states

Researchers from the National Centre for Disease Control data(NCDC) has published a study titled ‘Influenza A (H1N1) in India – changing epidemiology and its implications’. The study has said that the first case of influenza A H1N1 virus also known as Swine flu was reported in Mexico in April,2009. Later the infection spread and a… Continue reading 10 years of H1N1 influenza: outbreaks in India, infection trends in the states

Sharp rise in H1N1 cases

Recently, there has been a sharp rise in cases and deaths from H1N1 influenza. The data on H1N1 cases has been collected by Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, National Centre of Disease Control, Delhi. Influenza is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus belonging to the family Orthomyxoviridae. Influenza viruses are divided into three broad… Continue reading Sharp rise in H1N1 cases