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VOLUME 03 ISSUE 09 SEPTEMBER 2020

Methanol poisoning outbreak concomitance with COVID-19 epidemic in Iran
1Naser Hatami, 2Navid Kalani, 1*Farshid Javdani, 3Sayyed Reza Ahmadi,
3Seyed Reza Habibzadeh, 4Behzad Shahi,5Neema John Mehramiz,
3Mahdi Foroughian
1Student Research Committee, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
2Research center for social Determinants of Health, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
3Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
5Department of Psychiatry Neurology. Banner university medical center, Tucson, AZ, USA.
Corresponding Author : Farshid Javdani.
Student Research Committee, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijmra/v3-i9-10

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ABSTRACT

We report outbreaks of methanol poisoning in some regions of Iran and its concomitance with the COVID-19 outbreak and its possible origins. Methanol poisoning outbreaks have placed a heavy burden on hospitals that are highly ready for admission of COVID-19 patients.

KEYWORDS

methanol poisoning, COVID-19, outbreaks.

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