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H1N1 Outbreak Kills 33 In Iran In 3 Weeks; Virus Likely To Spread, Health Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33 in three weeks, state media says
“An outbreak of swine flu has left 33 people dead in two provinces of southeastern Iran in the past three weeks, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday…” (12/7).

New York Times: Iran: Deadly Swine Flu Outbreak Is Likely to Spread, Official Warns
“…[Iran Deputy Health Minister Ali-Akbar Sayyari] said the virus, known as H1N1, was likely to spread to other areas, including Tehran, the capital and Iran’s largest city with about 8.3 million people. … The virus is now considered a human seasonal flu virus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States, and can be prevented with a vaccine” (Gladstone, 12/7).

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