• Kyodo News


Insufficient humidity may be the cause of an influenza outbreak that led to the death of three female patients at a hospital in Machida, investigations by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government showed Sunday.

A total of 106 people have contracted influenza at Tsurukawa Sanatorium Hospital, up five from Saturday, city officials said. Among those who came down with bug, 82 were inpatients and 24 were hospital employees.

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