Mycoplasma pneumonia prevails

Pneumonia is increasing. Looking around in the train or but, there are always some people coughing.

I am coughing and having sore throat too.

Especially, mycoplasma pneumonia is spiking up.

Following up my previous post, Japanese emperor, the daughter of prince royal Aiko, and Crown Princess Masako are hospitalized.

The first 2 are suspected to have mycoplasma pneumonia. They are still hospitalized.(Source)

According to the report of infectious disease surveillance center , the pneumonia is the worst in these 10 years.

(Red=2011, x-axis=week)

Data of all Japan.




It’s worse in Tokyo.




Data taken in Hiroshima,which is neutral.


  1. Ive got this form of pneumonia now (resident in tokyo). Doc says its an epidemic. First symptoms are dry cough (no sputum) for many days, and sore throat. A blood test can spot it straightaway. Coughing too much can damage your lung tissue. Young kids are most susceptible, as ever. Antibiotics appear to be effective, and rest. Do you think this outbreak is being made worse by the radiation all around?

    1. Henry it sounds like what you were diagnose w/is a less serious kind of pneumonia. It’s what we call walking pneumonia here in the USA. Walking pneumonia is a non-medical term to describe a mild case of pneumonia. It can also be called atypical pneumonia because the disease is different from more serious cases of pneumonia caused by typical bacteria. Walking pneumonia is often the result of a lung infection from a bacterial microorganism called Mycoplasma pneumoniae.Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a very small bacterium in the class Mollicutes. People who have walking pneumonia are seldom confined to bed or need to be hospitalized. Some may even feel well enough go to work and carry on with other regular routines, just as they might with a cold.Anyone at any age can get walking pneumonia. Walking pneumonia from mycoplasma is most common, though, in older children and adults younger than 40. Cases of walking pneumonia are most common in the late summer and fall. But infections can occur with no particular pattern throughout the year. And, even though the disease is contagious, it spreads slowly. The contagious period in most cases lasts less than 10 days. As a nurse,we see these cases of walking pneumonia or “atypical” pneumonia frequently. Symptoms generally appear 15 to 25 days after exposure to the mycoplasma and develop slowly over a period of two to four days. Symptoms include:a cough that may come in violent spasms but produce very little mucus,sore throat,mild flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills,headache,lingering weakness that may persist after other symptoms go away,ear infections and sometimes even a body rash. Prevention should be wash your hands properly whenever possible and if you’re in crowded spaces,wear a mask. I hope this helps answer some questions.

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November 2011