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World Feb 7, 2019

Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak

A growing measles outbreak in the Philippines killed at least 25 people last month, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a scare over an anti-dengue fever vaccine. Most of the dead are children and the toll is expected to ...

National Jun 12, 2018

Okinawa declares measles outbreak over

The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Monday declared the end of a measles outbreak, after everyone who had been diagnosed with the disease was confirmed to have recovered. According to the prefecture a total of 99 people were found to be infected with measles during the ...

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

Reference | FYI May 7, 2018

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

by Mizuho Aoki

Measles cases are spreading in Okinawa, with the reported number of patients exceeding 90 in just over a month, prompting the prefecture last month to warn that visiting the resort islands may be not advisable for infants and pregnant women. The measles outbreak is believed ...

Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

National Apr 19, 2018

Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

A measles outbreak in Okinawa is causing concerns about tourism ahead of the Golden Week holidays, with 65 infections registered over a one-month period that ended Thursday, the Okinawa Prefectural Government said. Golden Week starts later this month, but hotels in the popular resort area ...