KOBE (Kyodo) Some high schools in Hyogo Prefecture whose students have contracted the H1N1 flu have at least one thing in common — their volleyball teams played in some of the same tournaments and even had matches against each other earlier this month.

With the infection routes yet to be determined, school officials involved in the matches are complaining that the volleyball teams are being singled out as a scapegoat, saying they are concerned that many players could suffer from a sense of guilt.

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