Japan's early flu season sparking surge in humidifier sales

Dec 8, 2016

Japan's early flu season sparking surge in humidifier sales

Sales of humidifiers are on the increase in Japan, where the influenza season has begun earlier than usual, prompting makers to increase production. According to the Japanese operations of global market research company GfK, sales of humidifiers in November in Japan increased by more ...

There's an etiquette to dealing with bouts of flu

Jan 23, 2015

There's an etiquette to dealing with bouts of flu

If you think that etiquette is limited to which fork to use, think again. Etiquette is simply kindness with a heavy helping of common sense. That’s why etiquette helps get things done, and it responds to what’s going on in the world at any ...

Jan 22, 2015

Warding off flu infections

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases says that Japan's influenza season this year is peaking about three weeks earlier than usual.

Jan 16, 2015

Flu cases surge beyond alert level, signaling pandemic

Japan is probably in the midst of an influenza pandemic after cases reached an estimated 2.06 million in the week through last Sunday, breaking the alert level, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Friday. Cases at the 5,000 or so medical institutions regularly ...

Dec 5, 2014

Pass the tissues — flu season off to early start

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases on Friday announced that the flu season began in the week of Nov. 24, about three weeks earlier than last year. The institute’s survey covering some 5,000 medical institutions across the country tallied 9,396 flu patients in the ...