Japan Authority Warns Of Larger Than Normal Measles Epidemic
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases warns the country faces a larger measles epidemic than the one that closed hundreds of schools for several months last year. The warning was issued based on a survey that showed the number of cases so far this year surging beyond the number of previous years. Japan normally records as many as 200,000 measles cases a year even though the disease has been nearly eliminated in the Western World. The Japanese institute advised people without immunity to measles to get vaccinated before the peak season of April to June. (Click here for more
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