• Kyodo News


The first H1N1 swine flu outbreak at a Tokyo school was confirmed Thursday after nine students at Seisoku High School in Minato Ward tested positive for the disease, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said the same day.

The private school said it would close for a week in an attempt to contain the outbreak. The infected students have not traveled abroad recently and the metropolitan government said it would investigate how they got infected.

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