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Two more people were reported to have contracted dengue fever in Japan on Thursday, a day after the government said it had confirmed the first local infection of the disease in nearly 70 years.

A man in Tokyo and a woman from Saitama Prefecture, both in their 20s, and the first patient — a teenage girl also from Saitama — go to the same school in Tokyo and are believed to have been infected after being bitten by mosquitoes in Yoyogi Park in central Tokyo.

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