Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 1
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Over the past month, eight people died from the A/H1N1 virus (the swine flu) in the Iranian province of Kerman, ISNA quoted Nozar Nakhaei, vice-rector of the Kerman Medical University, as saying Dec. 1.
He said the number of the A/H1N1 infection cases in Iran is expected to increase this year.
Nakhaei believes that educational activity is needed to be carried out among the population in order to prevent swine flu cases.
"Population should be informed about the symptoms of swine flu with help of social networking sites and via SMS," he said. "In case of revealing the symptoms, the citizens should immediately go to a hospital."
The first case of swine flu was reported in Iran on June 14, 2009.
The same year it was reported that swine flu killed 285 in Iran, while the number of infected reached 3,762.
Edited by SI