Iran reports swine flu death: state radio

Another Health Ministry official said 285 people in Iran had been diagnosed with the flu.

Iran reports swine flu death: state radio

Iran said on Wednesday a woman had died of the H1N1 virus in a northwestern region, the Islamic Republic's first fatality from the new flu strain, state radio said.

"Unfortunately a woman from Maragheh (in East Azerbaijan province) died of the flu because she also suffered from chronic respiratory problems," Deputy Health Minister Hassan Emami Razavi said, without giving further details.

He also said a 12-year-old boy with the flu was in a "bad condition" in a Tehran hospital.

Another Health Ministry official said 285 people in Iran had been diagnosed with the flu.

The H1N1 swine flu virus was first seen in March in Mexico and California. Experts say at least 1 million people have been infected in the United States alone.


Reuters

Last Mod: 26 Ağustos 2009, 15:57
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