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Japan To Shut Borders To Travelers From Flu-Outbreak Nations

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Health authorities plan to shut Japan's borders to travelers who attempt to arrive from countries incurring an influenza outbreak. The authorities, who fear 640,000 deaths if a new flu strain takes hold in Japan, say they will make anti-flu drugs such as Roche's Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) available to Japanese embassies in outbreak countries and use its Self-Defense Forces to bring home non-infected Japanese from infected countries. Airlines with direct routes between an outbreak country and Japan are being asked to suspend operations if infected travelers could transport the flu to Japan. (Click here for more



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