Iran has recorded its first two cases of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory virus, first reported in Saudi Arabia two years ago, media reported Wednesday.
The kingdom has been the focal point of the outbreak of the virus, known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
Iran’s Hamshahri daily on Wednesday quoted health ministry official Mohammad Mahdi Gouya as saying the virus was confirmed in two sisters in Kerman, southeastern Iran. One was reported to be in critical condition. It remains unclear how they contracted the virus and no further details were available.
Gouya said there are also two other suspected cases, from the same family as the sisters.
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