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16 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM UTC

Japan: Rubella outbreak ongoing nationwide

Japan News Alert

Health officials report nationwide rubella outbreak; at least 952 cases confirmed as of October 10

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/22/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Japan

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An outbreak of rubella is ongoing in Japan, with health officials reporting 952 confirmed cases throughout the country as of October 10. According to local sources, 134 confirmed cases were reported during the last week of September alone. Health officials have urged citizens to ensure they are vaccinated against the disease.


Rubella is a contagious viral disease which is spread via airborne droplets emitted from the upper respiratory tract. Symptoms may include fever, sore throat and a rash on the face and body. Between 25 and 50 percent of people infected with rubella may not develop any symptoms.


Individuals in or planning to travel to Japan are advised to verify that their vaccination and any necessary booster shots are up to date and to take hygienic precautions.


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