Japan, Ishikawa Pref.: Norovirus, Rotavirus Up 700% In a Year

Gastroenteritis of norovirus cases are 7 times more than last year in Ishikawa (Fukushima Diary, Nov 25, 2012):

In Ishikawa prefecture, gastroenteritis caused by norovirus and rotavirus started to spread earlier than usual year and are 7 times more than the same term of last year.

According to the prefectural government, the number of patients who have gastroenteritis from norovirus is 534 at 29 medical institutions from 11/5 to 11/11/2012, which is about 7.1 times much as the same term of last year.

Usually it starts spreading from mid-November but this year it started to spread earlier than usual.

Source (NHK deleted the original article)

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