Japan added 550,000 flu patients in the first week of February, with 1.87 million patients

According to “Japan Today” reported on February 11, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan was announced on February 10, local time. In the first week of February alone, the number of flu patients visiting various medical institutions in Japan increased. 550,000 people.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan announced that within a week before February 7, the number of flu patients visiting medical institutions across the country has reached approximately 1.87 million, an increase of 550,000 from the previous week.

The flu is spreading in Japan, especially in the Kanto, Kyushu and Okinawa regions. Among them, Okinawa Prefecture has the largest number of flu patients, with an average of 68.98 patients per designated medical institution, followed by Oita (60.03) and Miyazaki (56.08).

The number of children with flu in Japan continues to rise. The number of children with influenza from 0 to 9 years old in the country has reached 690,000, and the number of children aged 10 to 19 has reached 340,000.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan recommends that people take flu shots, wash their hands and do preventive work.

Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang

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