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A group of doctors will conduct a survey of 1,500 residents in Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures in June to help uncertified Minamata disease victims qualify for state benefits.

The checkups, to be carried out June 24 on the coast of the Yatsushiro Sea in Kyushu, will constitute the largest health survey ever undertaken by private doctors, the group said Wednesday.

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