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.