• Kyodo News


The number of swine flu infections in Japan stood at 364 on Wednesday, with Wakayama Prefecture joining nine other mostly western prefectures in reporting an outbreak.

The Wakayama Municipal Government said a male company employee in his late 20s was confirmed to have the new H1N1 virus after spending May 18 to Saturday on the Hawaiian island of Oahu with his wife. After feeling fatigued Sunday, he developed a fever Tuesday. He is the prefecture’s first swine flu case.

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