9 February 2019 - 07:34
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No swine influenza seen in Iran: Official

Tehran, Feb 9, IRNA – Head of Iran Communicable Diseases Management rejected existence of swine influenza in Iran.

Speaking with IRNA on Friday, Mohammad Mahdi Gouya said there are three kinds of influenza which become widespread in cold seasons in the world and the most widespread one is swine influenza.

He added that swine influenza (H1N1) is a bit more serious than the two other types.

H1N1 is not unusual and happens every year, he noted.

He went on to say that H3N2 has been widespread in Iran.

Iran national influenza laboratory together with 13 other regional laboratories have monitored swine influenza in Iran, Gouya said.

Swine influenza is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs.

As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H2N1, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.

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