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Incidence of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo

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Currently, there is an outbreak of Influenza, Measles, Rubella, Mycoplasma pneumonia and Group A hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis in the Tokyo area and caution is advised.

Influenza

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Measles

As of 21 November 2019, 121 measles cases have been reported. Visitors to Tokyo need to pay attention.

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Prevention

Measles virus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted from one patient to multiple people. The only effective means of preventing measles is acquiring immunity in advance by vaccination.

Rubella

In Tokyo, there was an outbreak of rubella in 2018. As of 21 November 2019, 851 rubella cases have been reported. Visitors to Tokyo need to pay attention.

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Prevention

Rubella virus is transmitted via airborne droplets or direct contact. Rubella vaccine is effective for prevention. If you have never contracted the disease, have not been previously vaccinated, or are shown to have no immunity to rubella by an antibody test, please consider receiving the vaccine before you visit Tokyo.

Mycoplasma pneumonia

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Group A hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis

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Tokyo Infectious Diseases Weekly Report

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