100 of 410 children required to have follow-up thyroid test in Ibaraki, “Follow-up test is 3 years later”
On 3/28/2013, Tokaimura local government in Ibaraki announced 98 of 410 children were required to have the follow-up inspection from the thyroid test, 2 of 410 were required to have the detailed examination.
Tokaimura is in 113 km South West from Fukushima plant. From 11. 2012 to 1. 2013, the local government conducted the thyroid test for 410 of 1~ 6 y.o children to reassure the parents.
Nodules (>5mm) or cyst (>20mm) : 2 people Nodules (≦5mm) or cyst (≦20mm) : 98 people
Total : 410
Though about 24% of the children were required to have the follow-up test, they have to wait for 3 years until they have the second test.
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