The Asian Age

Dengue out­break af­fects 22 in Ja­pan


Tokyo: An out­break of dengue fever in Ja­pan — the

first since World War II — has af­fected at least 22 peo­ple, the gov­ern­ment said on

Mon­day, with all cases be­lieved to be linked to a Tokyo park. The health min­istry said 19 new in­fec­tions have been con­firmed since last week. All are be­lieved

to have vis­ited Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park or its en­vi­rons, one of the ma­jor green lungs of the me­trop­o­lis, popular with res­i­dents and tourists alike. The park, one

of the largest open spa­ces in cen­tral Tokyo, is be­lieved to be the source of the mos

quito- borne dis­ease.

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