Published On: Mon, May 26th, 2014

Iran confirms two MERS cases in sisters from Kerman

The Iranian Ministry of Health have reported two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in two sisters from Kerman, according to a news release (computer translated).

The Minister of Health and Medical Education, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi made the announcement saying that there were four suspected cases in a family from the province. The condition of the girls is unclear besides one is being treated by a pediatrician.

Individuals who have had contact with the two are being monitored for signs of illness. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

According to Wikipedia, Kerman province is in the southeast of Iran with its administrative center in the city of Kerman. It is the second largest province of Iran encompassing nearly 11 percent of the land area of Iran. The population of the province is about 3 million (9th in the country). 




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