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Father of Iran's vaccine passes away

Karaj, Dec 13, IRNA -Dr Hossein Mir Shamsi, known as the father of Iran's vaccine, died at the age of 92.

Announcing this, head of the Institute for Researches on Vaccine and Serum, Mohammad Hossein Dalimi told IRNA that he was born in Isfahan and died of old age at his home in Tehran Saturday.

He founded vaccine production, especially human vaccines, in Iran.

He has written dozens of articles in the field during his fruitful life, he said.

Despite his old age, he did not severe his cooperation with Iranian and international scientific institutes and World Health Organization (WHO), Dalimi said.

Mir Shamsi was a member of Academy of Medical Sciences and an was selected as an eternal figure in the country.

The schedule for his burial will be announced subsequently.

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