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Japan Considers Limited Public Transportation Use In Flu Pandemic

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Facing possible mass transportation problems amid a flu pandemic, Japan's Ministry of Transportation Nov. 22 held a drill on Tokyo subway trains to test how to prevent flu infections among passengers on public transportation vehicles. Researchers from the ministry measured how to keep a certain distance between passengers inside a train car, how many passengers can be allowed and times needed to board and exit the car. The ministry plans to use the data to make an emergency train timetable in case of a pandemic. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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