posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 05:22 PM
TEHRAN, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Iranian health officials said Tuesday that 200 Iranians are suspected of having been infected with the influenza A/H1N1
virus, local satellite Press TV reported.
"While we have only had one confirmed case of A/H1N1 flu, 200 others are suspected of the disease," head of Iran's disease control center under
the Health Ministry Mohammad-Mehdi Gouya said.
Iranian "health authorities have decided to enforce restrictions on Hajj pilgrimage as the latest figures showed 150 individuals have tested
positive for A/H1N1 flu in Saudi Arabia," Gouya was quoted as saying.
In June, Iran's Ministry of Health announced the first case of influenza A/H1N1 in the country, the official IRNA news agency reported.
A 16-year-old teenager returning from the United States was tested positive, the report said, quoting Iran's Health Ministry.
The ministry advised Iranians to avoid unnecessary trips to countries such as Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Britain and Germany which witness a high
rate of the novel flu.
As a means to confront the flu epidemic disease in the country, Iran has established a committee which includes four ministers and two vice
The influenza A/H1N1 is a contagious respiratory disease which is a mixture of bird, pig and human gene. The virus can spread to people through
contact with infected pigs and infected persons.news.xinhuanet.com...