National Sep 29, 2014

Another type of dengue virus found in Japan

The government said Monday that a man in Shizuoka Prefecture is infected with a dengue virus that has a different genetic sequence than the virus first detected in Japan in August. The finding indicates that the new-type virus arrived in Japan via someone other than ...

Editorials Sep 19, 2014

Defeating dengue fever

We should probably expect infections of the mosquito-borne virus that causes dengue fever somewhere in Japan every summer because of the effects of global warming and the rise in overseas travel.

National / Science & Health Sep 11, 2014

Yoyogi mosquitoes still carrying dengue virus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday that the dengue virus was detected again in mosquitoes collected in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park on Tuesday and Wednesday. The virus was first confirmed in mosquitoes there last week. Of the 20 locations checked by the metropolitan government, the dengue virus ...