1 dead, 2 critical following flu outbreak in Saitama hospital

National Jan. 27, 2012 - 07:05AM JST ( 4 )


...According to an Ageo Central General Hospital spokesperson, both patients and staff have been affected by the nosocomial infection. In total, 20 patients and 19 staff members are believed to have contracted the virus, TV Asahi reported. Thirty-one of those stricken have tested positive for influenza type A viruses.

The deceased is believed to have been a woman in her 80s...