Just days after Iranian health minister Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi said, “The first phase of the swine flu disease in the country is under control”, new information published today shows the death...

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In a follow-up to a report earlier this week, the H1N1 influenza, or swine flu outbreak is “under control”, according to Iran’s health minister Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Iranian media report. Hashemi...

Iranian health officials are saying that at least 33 people have died in recent weeks in southwestern Iran due to H1N1 influenza, or the swine flu. According to a report in a Islamic Republic News Agency...

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The cholera outbreak in Iraq has continued to decline over the past 3 weeks with a few cases being reported from the affected districts or governorates. A total of 4858 laboratory-confirmed cases tested...

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The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture reported preliminary finding of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in sheep in the West Bank. According to a ProMed Mail report, samples (hearts, blood/serum and swabs),...

On Friday, a representative with UNICEF warned of the regional spread of cholera as the cholera outbreak grows, with cases reported in several neighboring countries to include Syria, Kuwait and Bahrain. In...

In a statement Friday, Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s representative in Iraq warned: “There is unfortunately a high risk that cholera will reach more areas of Iraq, affecting marginalized and displaced...

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An estimated 250 000 displaced persons will be targeted during the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign to help control cholera outbreak in Iraq.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has mobilized 510...

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The number of laboratory-confirmed cholera cases in the current outbreak in Iraq is now at 2,055  since September 15, 2015, according to the World Health Organization Tuesday. The UN agency says as an...

The World Health Organization announced earlier this week that a nationwide campaign to vaccinate 5.8 million children in Iraq against polio was concluded on 11 October after a 2-day extension recommended...