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2017.10.10

Influenza

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According to the article from the Wall Street Journal, influenza had been raged in Australia. Because of this, being concerned increases that a virus of the same type may spread out from now on in the United States this coming winter. The outbreaks have been already reported in some campus and elderly person facilities of the university in the United States.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all nations more than six months after birth are vaccinated. Because an effect of vaccine is shown two weeks after a vaccination, CDC recommends that receiving injection has been finished by the end of October.
In Japan, 14 cases of influenza out breaks had been reported since September 4, 2017 that included 4 elementary school. It may be important to receive injection before influenza outbreak. For more information, please check web site from Japan Association of Prefectural Public Health Institutes.

Japan Association of Prefectural and Municipal Public Health Institutes
http://www.chieiken.gr.jp/index.html