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07 Dec 2019 | 06:34 AM UTC

Iran: Flu outbreaks kills 56 December 3

A flu outbreak in Iran kills 56 over two months as of December 3; further spread possible

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Event

Reports indicate that at least 56 people have been killed over the course of two months due to a flu outbreak as of Tuesday, December 3. An estimated 273 people have been admitted to hospital due to exposure to the illness in the last week of November, of which 19 died.

Further spread of the virus is possible in the coming weeks and months.

Advice

Individuals in Iran are advised to confirm their vaccination status, take preventative measures to minimize the risk of contraction (e.g. wash hands thoroughly, avoid contact with sick individuals, etc.), and consult medical professionals if exhibiting flu-like symptoms.