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    Influenza spreading in Japan

    Influenza is spreading rapidly in Japan...especially among children

    The National Institute of Infectious Diseases reports 1.4 million people are estimated to have caught the flu in the week to January 20th. The estimate was reached based on reports from medical institutions nationwide.
    The Health Ministry says that more than 2,000 schools and classes across the nation were closed or cancelled last week due to the epidemic.

    ...Jan. 25, 2013 - Updated 09:16 UTC (18:16 JST)
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela