Measles quickly spreading in Japan, data shows

National / Science & Health Jun 5, 2019

Measles quickly spreading in Japan, data shows

The number of measles patients in Japan has been growing quickly since the beginning of this year, according to the latest data compiled by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. The reported patient count came to 566 for the period between Jan. 1 and May ...

Poisonous mushrooms sold at Shiga rest stop sicken two

National Sep 22, 2014

Poisonous mushrooms sold at Shiga rest stop sicken two

Poisonous mushrooms sold at a highway rest area in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, left at least two people with food poisoning, the Shiga Prefectural Government said. The vendor of the poisonous mushrooms, called "tsukiyotake" (moonlight mushrooms), mistook them as edible "hiratake" (oyster mushrooms), Shiga public health ...