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.
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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)

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130125_36.html