Number of flu patients surpasses 1.11 million as epidemic spreads
National Jan. 28, 2012 - 04:15PM JST ( 19 )

The number of influenza patients admitted to medical facilities for treatment in Japan reached 1.11 million in the week leading up to Jan 22, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported on Friday.

The institute says that the increase in the number of infections was due in part to the virus being prevalent among elementary and junior high school students, NHK reported...

...Admissions in some hospitals tripled during the week, the institute said. The average number of patients by prefecture was 59.88 in Fukui, 59.31 in Kochi, and 52.17 in Mie... T

More than 90% of flu cases are due to the Hong Kong influenza A virus subtype H3N2, the institute said...