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Swine flu death toll stands at 58 in Iran

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (Mehr News Agency) - Swine flu has claimed the lives of 58 people in Iran so far, said Dr. Mohamad-Mehdi Guya, the Health Ministry director for the Infectious Diseases, on Wednesday.

At least 25 new deaths were reported over the past weeks, Guya told reporters.

He also said that 509 new cases of the disease were reported during the last week and overall 2,662 people have been found infected with the virus in the country so far.

However, the flu cases are going down in the northern part of Iran as the health and education ministries have been cooperatively working in this regard and some schools were shut down for some days. He said this really helped reduce the number of people who might have caught the disease.

Sixty-one schools across Zanjan Province and sixty-eight in Kohkiloyeh and Buyerahmad Province have been closed due to the outbreak of seasonal flu among school students.

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Centers For Disease Control & Prevention


What are "emergency warning signs" that should signal anyone to seek medical care urgently?

In children:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing

  • Bluish skin color

  • Not drinking enough fluids

  • Not waking up or not interacting

  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

  • Fever with a rash

In adults:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

  • Sudden dizziness

  • Confusion

  • Severe or persistent vomiting

... Payvand News - 11/12/09 ... --

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