Over 100 Infected With Dengue Fever In Japan

Over 100 Infected With Dengue Fever In Japan

By News Desk | The Trent on September 12, 2014
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About 103 people have been infected by Dengue fever in Japan, the first time there is a domestic outbreak of the disease in about 70 years according to government officials.

According to a report by News.com, the Japanese ministry of health on Thursday, September 11, 2014 said all confirmed cases had visited the center of the out break, Yoyogi Park in central Tokyo, Japans capital.

A sizable portion of the part has been closed to visitors as health officials continue their findings as to the source of the outbreak while  catching mosquitoes which carry the virus.

The fever which is more common in less developed tropical regions, causes a flu-like symptoms including head aches, fever and joint pains. Although there are no specific drugs, proper medical attention can reduce the death rate to under 1% according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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