Rubella epidemic spreads throughout Japan

Posted on June 5, 2013 • Filed under: Japan, Travel Health

According to, Japan is in the grip of rubella infections or German measles with the disease spreading rapidly, and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases reports that 5,442 people were diagnosed with rubella during January-April this year. The infections are 34 times more than than that of the same period last year, the Institute said adding that the number of new infections had been rising by more than 500 per week since the beginning of April. Read article

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