Norovirus patients keep increasing in severely contaminated North Kanto area

Variant of norovirus is having an outbreak. (cf, [Mutation] Variant of norovirus outbreak, spreading to out of Japan [Link])

On 12/25/2012, NHK reported the norovirus patients are increasing in North Kanto area, where are severely contaminated. On the other hand, the patients are decreasing in South Kanto area, where are less severely contaminated.


(NHK Metropolitan official twitter account)

According to National institute of infectious diseases, the number of patients of infectious gastroenteritis such as norovirus slightly decreased in South Kanto area from 12/10 to 12/16/2012 compared to the previous week, but they continue to increase in North Kanto area of Gunma, Ibaraki and Tochigi.

On 9/19/2012, Fukushima Diary reported pneumonia is unusually increasing around hotspot. [Link]



Français :

Le nombre de patients à Norovirus continue d’augmenter dans la région gravement contaminée du Nord Kanto

Un variant du norovirus est en épidémie. (cf. [Mutation] Épidémie d’un variant de norovirus, épidémie dépassant le Japon [Lien])

Le 25 décembre 2012, NHK rapporte que le nombre de patients à norovirus continue d’augmenter dans la région du Nord Kanto, où sont  les gravement contaminés. D’un autre côté, le nombre de patients décroit dans le Sud Kanto qui est moins gravement contaminé.

— NHK@首都圏さん (@nhk_shutoken) 12月 25, 2012
(compte Twitter officiel de NHK Metropolitan)

Selon l’institut national des maladies infectieuses, le nombre de patients à gastro-entérite infectieuse de type norovirus a significativement diminué dans la région du Sud Kanto entre le 10 et le 16 décembre 2012 comparativement à la semaine précédente mais il continue d’augmenter dans les régions de Nord Kanto, Gunma, Ibaraki et Tochigi.

Le 19 septembre 2012, le Fukushima Diary rapportait que les pneumonies augmentaient de façon inhabituelle autour des points chauds. [Lien]

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December 2012