Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rare Flu on Rise in Japan

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Japan Today: Rare flu-like virus on rise, with most cases in Japan
http://www.japantoday.com/category/health/view/rare-flu-like-virus-on-rise-with-most-cases-in-japan?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2011-10-01_PM

[excerpted] "A rare virus has killed three people and sickened nearly 100 in Japan, the Philippines, the United States and the Netherlands over the past two years, U.S. health authorities said Friday.

The culprit is human enterovirus 68 (HEV68), and its respiratory symptoms can be particularly dangerous to children, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...

...The highest number of cases were found in Japan, where local public health authorities reported more than 120 cases last year...."

Majia here: One wonders whether weakened immune systems are at play...

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