Nursing homes see spate of deaths amid flu outbreak across Japan

National Jan 22, 2019

Nursing homes see spate of deaths amid flu outbreak across Japan

Amid an outbreak of influenza, the nation has seen a spate of deaths in recent days following mass infections at nursing care facilities. A facility called Shimizu Funai no Sato in Nantan, Kyoto Prefecture, said Tuesday that an 83-year-old resident died Sunday amid the outbreak, ...

National Sep 17, 2018

Second dead Gifu boar tests positive for swine fever

The carcass of another wild boar found in the city of Gifu has tested positive for swine fever, the Gifu Prefectural Government said Sunday. The animal's body was found Saturday about 3.5 km (about 2 miles) from a pig farm where the first case was ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Sep 8, 2018

South Korea reports first MERS case in three years

South Korea reported its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in three years, health officials said Saturday. A 61-year-old businessman was diagnosed with the highly contagious viral respiratory illness, according to officials at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He returned to ...