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2009 flu pandemic in India is the outbreak of swine flu in various parts of India. Soon after the outbreak of H1N1 virus in the United States and Mexico in March, the Government of India started screening people coming from the affected countries at airports for swine flu symptoms.[1] The first case of the flu in India was found on the Hyderabad airport on 13 May, when a man traveling from US to India was found H1N1 positive.[2] Subsequently, more confirmed cases were reported and as the rate of transmission of the flu increased in the beginning of August, with the first death due to swine flu in India in Pune,[3] panic began to spread. As of 14 August 2009, 1193 cases of swine flu have been confirmed and 719 people have been discharged with 20 deaths.[4]

The only known drug to work against H1N1(Tamiflu) was not sold in general medical stores, to prevent the virus from developing antibiotic resistance due to excessive use. The government feared that people would pop in pills for no reason, thereby making the virus resistant to its only known cure. The problem facing the state machinery was the fact that flu infected cases were coming from across the country.

India To Finally Receive Swine Flu Drugs: Generic version of Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) will now be available in Indian market, after several months of swine flu attack. A week ago Natco Pharma and Strides Arcolabs have launched their generic version of Oseltamivir, Natflu and Starflu. These drugs will be available to the customers directly under prescription.[5][6][7][8][9]

On January 1, 2010 the Indian government reported there had been 967 deaths from swine flu in the country.[10]

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Background

A new strain of influenza virus, officially named the "new H1N1", first identified in April 2009, and commonly called "Swine flu" initially spread in Mexico and then globally by transmission. It is thought to be a mutation of four known strains of the influenza A virus, subtype H1N1: one endemic in (normally infecting) humans, one endemic in birds, and two endemic in pigs (swine). Experts assume the virus "most likely" emerged from pigs in Asia, and was carried to North America by infected persons.[11] The virus typically spreads from coughs and sneezes or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the nose or mouth. Symptoms, which can last up to a week, are similar to those of seasonal flu, and may include fever, sneezes, sore throat, coughs, headache, and muscle or joint pains.

Deaths

The first death was a 14-year-old girl. On 8th and 9th of August a 43-year-old man in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, a 42-year-old teacher in Pune and a 53-year-old woman in Mumbai died. On August 10 a 53-year-old doctor in Pune and a 4-year-old in Chennai died.[12] On august 11th a 7-year-old girl in Vadodara,Gujarat died. On August 13, a 26-year-old woman became Bangalore's first victim of swine flu. An eleven-month-old boy, a 75-year-old woman and a 37 year old woman died taking the toll in Pune, severely hit by the virus, to 15 and across the country, to 24.A lady having a young daughter of 5 yrs died near Mumbai in Khopoli on August 14. On August 16, three people died at different hospitals in Bangalore, according to the reports.[citation needed]

Swine flu death toll crosses 500 in India. New Delhi, November 10 -- The death toll of the H1N1 flu in India is rising in leaps and bounds with 18 new fatalities reported Monday. Within the short space of a little over three months, the mortality figure has shot up to 503. [13]

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Influenza A H1N1 Status

Currently,as of January 26,1194 deaths from H1N1 swine influenza have been reported.Also,at least 9636 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported in Delhi.It is likely that the true count of cases is much higher,because some patients may never seek medical attention.[14] As of January 31,the death toll of A/H1N1 influenza is 1229,and the number of laboratory confirmed cases of A/H1N1 (including uncomplicated cases) is 28,810.[15] As of February 8, the number of confirmed deaths due to A/H1N1 in India rose to 1270. [16] As of February 12, the number of confirmed deaths from A/H1N1 pandemic influenza has risen to 1302.[17] As of February 24, 1357 confirmed deaths from H1N1 have been reported in India, and 29,583 confirmed cases of H1N1 have been reported.[18] As of March 12, 2010, 1404 confirmed deaths from H1N1 influenza have been reported, and at lest 29,904 laboratory-confirmed cases of H1N1 have been reported.[19]

States of India per confirmed deaths
     0 deaths      1+ deaths      10+ deaths      100+ deaths      200+ deaths
States of India per confirmed cases
     4000+ cases      2000+ cases      1000+ cases      500+ cases      100+ cases      1+ cases      no case confirmed

Consolidated Status of Influenza A H1N1 : 7 January 2010[20]

Consolidated Status of Influenza A H1N1 : 7 January 2010
Sl. State Lab confirmed cases reported during the day Lab confirmed cases cumulative Death of Lab confirmed cases during the day Death of Lab confirmed cases cumulative
1 Delhi 15 9510 0 83
2 Andhra Pradesh 0 772 0 52
3 Karnataka 5 1914 0 133
4 Tamil Nadu 1 2070 0 7
5 Maharashtra 20 4699 2 284
6 Kerala 2 1456 0 34
7 Punjab 7 141 0 35
8 Haryana 1 1916 0 33
9 Chandigarh 8 293 0 8
10 Goa 0 63 0 5
11 West Bengal 0 135 0 0
12 Uttarakhand 0 131 0 13
13 Himachal Pradesh 1 16 0 7
14 Jammu & Kashmir 0 99 0 2
15 Gujarat 5 302 0 52
16 Manipur 0 1 0 0
17 Meghalaya 0 8 0 0
18 Mizoram 0 4 0 1
19 Assam 0 50 0 1
20 Jharkhand 0 1 0 0
21 Rajasthan 13 2000 1 156
22 Bihar 0 7 0 0
23 Uttar Pradesh 1 1237 0 16
24 Puducherry 0 89 0 6
25 Chattisgarh 0 47 0 2
26 Madhya Pradesh 5 37 0 12
27 Daman & Diu 0 1 0 0
28 Orissa 0 26 0 3
29 Nagaland 0 2 0 0
29 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 0 25 0 0
Total
99 27522 6 1035

Deaths by Cities

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Total Deaths till Date

  • January 10, 2010 - 1059 [21]

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References

  1. ^ Dhar, Aarti (April 28, 2009). "Swine flu: India on alert". The Hindu. http://www.hindu.com/2009/04/28/stories/2009042855911100.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  2. ^ "First case of swine flu confirmed in India". IBNLive. May 16, 2009. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/first-case-of-swine-flu-confirmed-in-india/92733-3.html. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  3. ^ "First swine flu death confirmed in India". PTI. August 4, 2009. http://www.livemint.com/2009/08/04094251/First-swine-flu-death-confirme.html. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  4. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_flu_pandemic_in_Asia#India"number of deaths"
  5. ^ "India To Finally Receive Swine Flu Drugs". Pharmaceutical Business Review. October 2, 2009. http://www.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/News/india_to_finally_receive_swine_flu_drugs_091002/. Retrieved 2009-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Anti-swine flu drug Tami flu now available across India". Door Darshan, India. http://www.ddinews.gov.in/Homepage/Homepage+-+Other+Stories/SWINE+FLU.htm. 
  7. ^ "Retail sale of Tamiflu from next week". One India. September 15, 2009. http://news.oneindia.in/2009/09/15/health-ministry-h1n1-retail-sale-of-tamiflu.html. 
  8. ^ "India allows retail sale of swine flu drugs oselatamivir and zanamivir". Dance With Shadows. September 16, 2009. http://www.dancewithshadows.com/pillscribe/india-allows-retail-sale-of-swine-flu-drugs-oselatamivir-and-zanamivir/. 
  9. ^ "Swine flu drug FLUVIR available in retail market". The Med-Guru. September 23, 2009. http://www.themedguru.com/20090923/newsfeature/swine-flu-drug-fluvir-available-retail-market-86128029.html. 
  10. ^ IBN Live, Jan. 1, 2010
  11. ^ McNEIL, Donald (June 23, 2009). "In New Theory, Swine Flu Started in Asia, Not Mexico". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/health/24flu.html?_r=1&hp. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  12. ^ BBC 10 Aug, 2009
  13. ^ Swine flu death toll crosses 500 in India
  14. ^ http://www.themedguru.com
  15. ^ http://netindian.in/news/2010/01/31/0005110/8-more-h1n1-deaths-india-toll-rises-1229
  16. ^ http://netindian.in/news/2010/02/08/0005243/2-swine-flu-deaths-gujarat-take-india-toll-1270
  17. ^ http://netindian.in/news/2010/02/13/0005325/6-more-swine-flu-deaths-india-toll-rises-1302
  18. ^ http://netindian.in/news/2010/02/24/0005498/11-more-swine-flu-deaths-india-toll-rises-1357
  19. ^ http://www.themedguru.com/20100312/newsfeature/swine-flu-claims-3-more-lives-india-toll-1404-86132777.html
  20. ^ http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=56719
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