The first swine flu infection in
Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
January 22, 2013
Kurdistan region 'Iraq',— Health Minister in
Kurdistan Regional Government, Dr. Mohamed Rashid
announced that the first infection of swine flu
recorded Monday in Sulaimaniyah to a woman at the
age of 64 years.
He pointed out that the infected woman is now under
intensive care, noting that the relevant authorities
have taken all the necessary measures to control the
disease, adding that the infected woman's health is
stable for the time being.
The minister noted that any death or other infection
cases have not recorded so far.
In June 2009, six cases of swine flu H1N1 have been
Sulaimaniyah province, and three more cases of swine
recorded 2 days
death cases of
the Swine Flu in Kurdistan Region hit 6. The
infections with Swine Flu (H1N1) virus in Kurdistan
Region reached to 68, 4 in Duhok, of them died, 42
in Erbil 2 of them died and 22 in Sulaimaniyah 3 of
them died and other
cases got the required treatment and left the
hospital, the official Spokesman of health ministry
in Kurdistan Regional Government Dr. Khalis Qadir
said in Dec.2009.
In February 2011, the Iraqi Health Ministry
first swine flu infection was registered in
A 2-year-old Kurdish girl
died in UK from
died from swine flu in in January 2011.
Influenza (H1N1) symptoms are similar to those
caused by ordinary seasonal flu.
Swine influenza, also called pig influenza, swine
flu, hog flu and pig flu, 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.
Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig
populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus
from pigs to humans is not common and does not
always lead to human flu, often resulting only in
the production of antibodies in the blood. If
transmission does cause human flu, it is called
zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to
pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection.
During the mid-20th century, identification of
influenza subtypes became possible, allowing
accurate diagnosis of transmission to humans. Since
then, only 50 such transmissions have been
confirmed. These strains of swine flu rarely pass
from human to human. Symptoms of zoonotic swine flu
in humans are similar to those of influenza and of
influenza-like illness in general, namely chills,
fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache,
coughing, weakness and general discomfort.
In August 2010, the World Health Organization
declared the swine flu pandemic officially over.
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