Swine flu outbreak 'under control': Iran health minister - Outbreak News Today | Outbreak News Today Outbreak News Today
Subscribe: RSS Twitter

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 said, “The first phase of the [swine] flu disease in the country is under control.”

The outbreak has  hospitalized some 600 people in Kerman province and killed 42 across the country during the past month. Fatalities were reported as close as 18 miles from Tehran in the city of Karaj, according to the report.

There were concerns of the virus spreading into the metro capital area of 15 million people–“The health ministry predicts that the virus will spread in the coming days to Tehran”, Deputy Health Minister Ali-Akbar Sayyari said earlier.

Saudi Arabia

Middle East Image/W123 via Wikimedia commons

 

 

 

3 Comments

  1. […] days after Iranian health minister Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi said, “The first phase of the swine flu disease in the country is under control”, new […]

  2. […] 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 said, “The first phase of … Article by swine flu – Google Blog Search. Read entire story here. […]

  3. […] department, said the outbreak was “under control” and expected to diminish reiterating Iran’s health minister Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, who said the same think a couple of weeks […]

Leave a Reply

© 2016 Outbreak News Today · Subscribe: RSS Twitter ·