DISEASE UPDATE: JAPAN SYPHILIS CASES, MEASLES AND RUBELLA UPDATE -

DISEASE UPDATE: JAPAN SYPHILIS CASES, MEASLES AND RUBELLA UPDATE

In a follow-up to a report last week, the Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) reports that through Aug. 11, 4,009 syphilis cases have been reported in the country. Tokyo, Osaka and Aichi are reporting the most cases with 1,040, 660 and 215 cases, respectively.

Japan has reported the highest number of syphilis cases in recent years, topping 6,000 last year, the most in decades. In addition, an update on the vaccine preventable diseases– measles, rubella and pertussis show 672 measles cases, 2,079 rubella and 10,446 pertussis or whooping cough cases to date.

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