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Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33 in three weeks: state media

  • By AFP on December 7, 2015 5:32 pm

pigAn outbreak of swine flu has left 33 people dead in two provinces of southwestern Iran in the last three weeks, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

IRNA quoted Deputy Health Minister Ali Akbar Sayyari as saying there had been 28 deaths in Kerman province and five in Sistan-Baluchistan and warning the H1N1 virus was likely to spread to other areas including the capital Tehran.

“The health ministry predicts that the virus will spread in the coming days to Tehran, West and East Azerbaijan and Kermanshah provinces more than to other places,” he said.

 

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An outbreak of swine flu has left 33 people dead in two provinces of southwestern Iran in the last three weeks, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday. IRNA quoted Deputy Health Minister Ali Akbar Sayyari as saying there had been 28 deaths in Kerman province and five in Sistan-Baluchistan and warning the H1N1 virus was likely to spread to other areas including the capital Tehran. “The health ministry predicts that the virus will spread in the coming days to Tehran, West and East Azerbaijan and Kermanshah provinces more than to other places,” he said. Nearly 600 people have been hospitalised in Kerman province over the outbreak, the head of the province’s medical university, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, told the ISNA news agency. “Traces of the H1N1 virus were uncovered three weeks ago and we were the first province to report the epidemic,” Haghdoost said. He called for limited travel during a three-day holiday weekend due to start on Thursday in order to prevent the spread of the virus. A major H1N1 outbreak in 2009 sparked a World Health Organization pandemic alert in June 2009, after the virus emerged from Mexico and the United States. The alert was lifted in August 2010 and the outbreak left some 18,500 people dead in 214 countries.

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Rpt-Iran to accept payment in gold from trading partners

http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/iran-accept-payment-gold-trading-partners-174629165.html

TEHRAN, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Iran will take payment from

its trading partners in gold instead of dollars, the Iranian

state news agency IRNA quoted the central bank governor as

saying on Tuesday.

Iranian financial institutions have been hit by sanctions

imposed by the United States and the European Union in an effort

to force Tehran to halt its nuclear program.

Significant difficulties in making dollar payments to

Iranian banks have forced Iran’s trading partners to look for

alternative ways to settle transactions, including direct barter

deals.

“In its trade transactions with other countries, Iran does

not limit itself to the U.S. dollar, and the country can pay

using its own currency,” central bank governor Mahmoud Bahmani

was quoted as saying. “If a country should so choose, it can pay

in gold and we would accept that without any reservation.”

The sanctions include a phased ban on importing oil from

Iran, which EU member states are to implement by July.

China and India, two of the largest consumers of Iranian

oil, have said they will continue imports, but Japan and Korea

have announced cuts to quotas following pressure from the United

States. As a result the value of Iran’s rial has plummeted,

pushing the price of goods sharply higher across the country.

Western countries believe Tehran is trying to establish a

nuclear weapons capability, and the United States and Israel

have not ruled out military action against it. The Islamic

Republic says its nuclear ambitions are peaceful and that it

will hit back if targeted.

(Reporting by Hashem Kalantari; Writing by Marcus George;

Editing by Tim Pearce)