Rubella Cases Exceed 100 In Single Week

Rubella cases exceed 100 in single week

Japanese health authorities say 109 cases of rubella, or German measles, were reported in the country in the week up to February 24.

They say it's the first time this year that the weekly total exceeded 100.

Japan On Alert For Rubella Epidemic

Japan on alert for rubella epidemic

Experts are warning of a major outbreak of rubella, or German measles, in Japan this year, with more than 300 cases of infection already reported this year.

According to health authorities across the country, the number of rubella cases totaled more than 2,900 last year. That was the second-highest number in about a decade.

Free Rubella Vaccinations For Middle-aged Men

Free rubella vaccinations for middle-aged men

Japan's health ministry has decided to give vaccinations for rubella, or German measles, free of charge to middle-aged men.

Ministry officials say more than 2,400 people have been infected with rubella this year in Japan. The figure is the most since a large outbreak in 2013.

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.