Masoumeh Ebtekar was said to have contracted the infection, according to local media.
She was seen sitting near to President Hassan Rouhani during a meeting of Iranian cabinet members yesterday.
The report came from the English-language IRAN state-owned daily newspaper via its Twitter account.
Ebtekar was known during the hostage crisis as ‘Mary’ and also ‘Screaming Mary’ for her nightly televised rants against American imperialism throughout the US embassy hostage crisis in Tehran.
She is currently the Iranian vice president for Women and Family Affairs.