Iran swine flu death toll reaches seven
Iran's Health Ministry has reported one more swine flu death in the country, bringing the total toll of the fatal disease to seven, the Press TV reported.
"The number of swine flu deaths in Iran has reached seven after the death of an eight-year-old girl," the Health Ministry said in a report on Oct.8.
It added that 476 confirmed A/H1N1 cases have so far been identified in the country.
Iranian health officials have warned families about the high risk of contracting swine flu in the flu season.
According to the country's officials, adopting simple precautionary measures such as washing hands frequently, using a tissue at the time of coughing and sneezing and avoiding kissing can contain the virus.
Iranian authorities had earlier cancelled the Umrah (the minor pilgrimage) in the holy month of Ramadan with the aim of containing the A/H1N1 virus.
In Iran, the first swine flue case was registered on July.14, Irna news agency reported.
The main symptoms are fever, sore throat, cough, in some cases diarrhea.