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At least 97 evacuees in earthquake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture have been assessed as possibly suffering from so-called economy-class syndrome, according to a tally by Kyodo News.

The number is much higher than the official figure of 37 comprising those hospitalized due to deep vein thrombosis, the medical term for economy-class syndrome, announced by the Kumamoto Prefectural Government. Some of the 37 people are included among the 97 in the Kyodo survey released Monday.

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