H1N1 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on H1N1


Iran reports 112 swine flu deaths since mid-November

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The outbreak has claimed its first medical worker a nurse who contracted the flu from patients in a town hospital

FIGHTING THE FLU. A nurse inoculates a man with swine flu vaccine. Photo from Agence France-Presse

WHO: World is better prepared for next flu pandemic

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:53 PM

An influenza pandemic is the most global of infectious disease events currently known It is in every country’s best interests to prepare for this threat

Some PH hospitals not confident about Ebola detection

Oct 22, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Philippine Hospital Association president Jaime Almora says their hospitals only have the capability to do the initial screening of potential Ebola patients

EBOLA-FREE PH. Other health officials join Health Secretary Enrique Ona on October 22 during the Senate hearing on the Philippines' preparatios for Ebola. Photo by Mark Cristino

Senate to probe PH's Ebola preparations

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The Senate will look into how government agencies are synchronizing their efforts to keep the Philippines Ebola free

RESERVED. A nurse wearing a protective suit stands in front of the door of the isolation room reserved for possible Ebola cases in the country inside the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WHO: PH is systematic, meticulous about Ebola

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:32 PM

RITM can accommodate up to 14 patients with Ebola in 7 negative pressure rooms 2 intensive care units and 3 wards

PROTECTION. Health workers demonstrate how to put on a personal protective equipment worn when treating Ebola patients. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Philippines to start training health workers for Ebola

Oct 17, 2014 - 2:29 PM

UPDATED Weekly trainings will be given by experts in infectious diseases and Ebola

TRAIN HEALTH WORKERS. World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in the Philippines Dr Julie Hall speaks during a press conference on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at the Department of Health (DOH) office in Manila, Philippines, 17 October 2014. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

WHO holds emergency Ebola meeting as death toll reaches 932

Aug 06, 2014 - 8:14 PM

UPDATED The closed door session is tasked with ruling whether the outbreak constitutes what is known in WHO speak as a public health emergency of international concern

A view of the building of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 April 2009. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

Jul 03, 2014 - 7:06 AM

Virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka confirms that he has been able to make changes in a particular protein that would enable the 2009 H1N1 virus to escape immune protection

H1N1 STRIKES. A nurse inoculates a man with swine flu vaccine. Photo from AFP

Tamiflu cuts flu death risk by 25%: study

Mar 19, 2014 - 8:56 AM

The study found that people older than 16 who were given Tamiflu in hospital had a 25 lower risk of death than those who did not get the drug

TAMIFLU. A file photograph showing  "Tamiflu" from Swiss Pharma group Roche, is presented at a pharmacy in Zurich, Switzerland, September 12, 2005. Photo by Gaetan Bally/EPA

H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11

Jul 05, 2013 - 11:54 AM

At least 11 people died from an outbreak of H1N1 flu in Northern Chile

H1N1 STRIKES. A nurse inoculates a man with swine flu vaccine. Photo from AFP

One in five were infected by pandemic flu

Jan 25, 2013 - 10:09 PM

A study confirms warnings that so called swine flu was highly contagious and estimates that the flu s lethality as previously reported was low

VACCINE. A nurse inoculates a man with the flu vaccine. Photo from AFP