Update December 8, 2015

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Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33

Sumel Sarker

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Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33

08 December 2015, Nirapad News: An outbreak of swine flu in two south-eastern provinces of  Iran has killed at least 33 people over the last three weeks, state media report.

Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Ali-Akbar Sayyari told the official IRNA news agency 28 had  died in Kerman province and five in Sistan-Baluchistan, reports BBC.

He warned that the outbreak was likely to spread to other areas of the country, including Tehran.

Swine flu is a strain of the influenza virus known as H1N1.

The strain first appeared in Mexico in 2009 and rapidly spread around the world.

Another Iranian news agency, ISNA, reported that around 600 people had received hospital  treatment after contracting the virus in Kerman province.

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