The hygiene deputy of Zahedan Medical School in southeastern Iran said, “To this day five influenza patients have lost their lives in Sistan & Baluchistan Province, four of whom were pregnant women and one was an 8-year old child.”
“625 suspicious cases of influenza have been registered in university and private hospitals across this province. Currently 88 are hospitalized and 37 have been reported as positive cases of influenza A,” Dr. Mehdi Tabatabaie added.
(iranpressnews.com – December 9, 2015)
Twenty eight patients in Kerman died from H1N1 influenza. .
“Influenza H1N1 is a chronic breathing illness and is transferred from individual to individual, starting suddenly and without prior symptoms. Each year we have various cases of such illnesses and deaths from this virus,” Ali Akbar Haghdoust, head of the Kerman Medical School added. (Peyke Iran – December 9, 2015)
Iran recently opened the borders to send 1.5 million in the name of pilgrims to Iraq, with no health control either way. The H1N1 Influenza in Kerman was observed after the return of those who had visited Iraq.