Rubella spreading across Japan, raising concern before Tokyo Games

National Nov 19, 2018

Rubella spreading across Japan, raising concern before Tokyo Games

Rubella infections are spreading across Japan, raising concern that a potentially long-term epidemic could sap travel demand ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. With the total number of rubella patients this year expected to top 2,000 for the first time in nearly five ...

Cases of Rubella infection in Japan on the rise

National / Science & Health Aug 29, 2018

Cases of Rubella infection in Japan on the rise

The number of rubella patients reported by the country's medical institutions from Jan. 1 to Aug. 19 totaled 184, nearly double the 93 for the whole of last year, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Tuesday. Patients in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures — ...

Vaccination: a choice between two unknowns

Lifestyle Oct 4, 2014

Vaccination: a choice between two unknowns

by Masami Ito

Yoshimi Kawabe's daughter was 2 years old in 2008 when an unusual rash broke out on her hands and feet. Her family doctor at first thought the rash was caused by hand, foot and mouth disease — a contagious viral infection common in young ...