”Alert Level” continues in Japan; Flus terribly spreads
In Japan, when this new year begun, flu infection spread has peaked becoming a flu epidemic. Especially, elderly people and children need high alert. Amongst the yearly number of flu patients of ten million people, the number of fatal cases is only several hundreds, and the number of patients died including ones caused by complications like pneumonia etc. is estimated 10,000 people each year
Especially in this season, mass infection frequently occurred in nursing facilities and intensive care homes for the elderly. Many patients died.
In this situation, infection preventive measures should be taken especially for the elderly with fear of possible complications and people being out of shape whose immunity deteriorated.
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