Japan To Alert Owners About Malware Infections

Japan to alert owners about malware infections

Owners of internet-connected devices in Japan that have been infected with malware may receive an alert from the government alert starting this week. The notification system is part of the government's efforts to boost cyber security in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year.

The research arm of the communications ministry launched a test in February to check the vulnerability of the Internet of Things in homes and offices. Experts targeted more than 200 million devices to see if they could detect malicious software.

Rubella Infections In Japan Highest Since 2013

Rubella infections in Japan highest since 2013

Health officials say a total of 2,032 people have been infected with rubella, or German measles, in Japan this year through November 11th.

They say that's 21 times last year's figure and the first time since an outbreak in 2013 that the number has exceeded 2,000.

Rubella Infections Starting To Spread Across Japan

Rubella infections starting to spread across Japan

Health officials in Japan say nearly 2,000 people have contracted rubella, or German measles, this year.
The infections are spreading from the Tokyo metropolitan area to other parts of the country.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo announced on Tuesday that 154 new cases were reported in the week up to November 4th, bringing the total to 1,884.

Rubella Infections In Japan Highest Since 2014

Rubella infections in Japan highest since 2014

Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been infected with rubella, or German measles, in Japan this year. This is the first time since 2014 that the number of patients with the viral infection has topped 1,000.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo announced on Tuesday that there were 151 new cases in the week to Sunday, bringing the total to 1,103.

Hospital Apologizes For Bacterial Infections

Hospital apologizes for bacterial infections

A university hospital in southwestern Japan says 15 inpatients were infected with drug-resistant bacteria over the past 2 years.

At a news conference on Friday, officials at Kagoshima University Hospital said the multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter and a similar strain of bacterium were detected in the patients between September 2016 and April 2018.