No significant changes in other key diseases, including kala azar, measles and malaria, were reported.
The videotape recording submitted by Mariam Sukhudyan to EcoLur shows nine hunters in the gorge of the Azar River on 12 January.
In 1961, a smallpox epidemic was overcome, and in the latter years of the 1960s cholera, bubonic plague, smallpox, relapsing fever, typhus, kala-azar and other virulent infectious diseases with devastating effects on human health were brought under effective control.
The same story can be told about kala-azar, which is spread by the sand fly.
There are three main forms of leishmaniases - visceral (often known as kala-azar and the most serious form of the disease), cutaneous (the most common), and mucocutaneous.
Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) is concentrated in the Northeast region, which accounts for more than 90% of the 2,000 cases reported annually.
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL also known as kala-azar) is fatal if left untreated.
What representations has the Commission made to the Government of Iran about its plan to stone to death two sisters, known as Zohreh and Azar, who have already received 90 lashes each, for alleged adultery - which they both deny?