Mehrabi Tavana A * (PhD )
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallh (a.s) University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Received: 11 Aug 2010, Accepted: 16 Oct 2010
Introduction: Influenza A (H1N1) has occurred as pandemic form in 2009. The disease spread very quickly and caused a lot of mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine the pandemic situation in Iran and lessens learned from this matter.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, data related to mortality and morbidity of this disease during pandemic duration in Iran (23.06.2009 to 18.11.2009) was collected and analyzed by excel 2007. In addition the climate data for the same duration was assessed.
Results: The result of this study indicated 3672 cases of the disease with 140 reported death in Iran during the study period. It has to be said that the disease started with 3 patients who were travelers from abroad. During the same period the mean temperature in Tehran was 15.6 degrees centigrade (lowest and highest were -5 and 41, respectively) and the mean humidity was 43% (lowest and highest were 15% and 91%, respectively).
Conclusion: The disease was controlled by Iran’s ministry of health and other organizations which were involved during the pandemic. Some of the lessons learnt from this pandemic are discussed in this article.
Key words: Pandemics Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype Iran
Hakim Research Journal 2010 13(3): 177- 184.
* Corresponding Author: Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallh (a.s) University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran. Zip Code: 1435916471. Tel/Fax: +98- 21- 88057022, Email: Dr_mehrabi@bmsu.ac.ir