On December 1, Ministry of Health and Labour and Welfare announced Influenza is in prevalent season. Ministry of Health and Labour and Welfare received information from about 5,000 medical institution, and average number of influenza patients is more than a person that is 1.47 patients. Compare to last year, a season of Influenza is earlier than last year.
Compare to each prefecture, average number of influenza patients is 4.48 people that is the worst. Then the second worst is Nagasaki that is 4.47, and the third worst prefecture is Ehime that is 3.39 people.
People are infected by the influenza virus by coughing and sneezing. For protection from the virus, people recommend wearing mask and washing hand after coming home from outside.