About 13 people, who infected the new flu virus, died in Iran, the Health Minister of Iran Marziya Vahid Dastjerdi said, Iranian news site yjc.ir (Journalist's Club) reported.
"A new flu virus (H2LC) is not as dangerous as compared to previous epidemics," said Dastjerdi.
She urged all citizens to protect themselves from the epidemic.
The first fact of infection with the virus of 'swine flu' was registered in Iran on June 14 last year. It was found in Tehran from 16 years old American teenager of Iranian origin. Nov. 25, a member of the Iranian Committee to combat infectious diseases Masud Mardani reported that the death number from the swine flu in Iran totaled 140 people, and the number of those infected with the virus has increased from 3,128 to 3,672 people.