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2023-April-24  14:07

Health Minister: WHO Confirms Eradication of Measles, Rubella in Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Health Minister Bahram Einollahi announced the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed Iran’s successful eradication of measles and rubella.

"WHO wrote Iran a letter to this effect," Einollahi said.

He noted that Iran has already effectively eradicated a number of other diseases.

The Iranian health minister further reiterated that the accomplishment was made by the Iranian scientists despite anti-Iran sanctions by the US and some of its allies.

Iran's achievement comes at a time when many European countries have yet to receive a letter from WHO approving their elimination of measles and rubella.