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Oct 14, 2014

Bill would beef up responses to infectious diseases

The government readied a bill Tuesday for Diet passage this year that would revise the infectious diseases law, following the first domestic dengue fever infections in nearly 70 years and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The amendment calls for authorizing prefectural governors to ...

Oct 8, 2014

Japanese tourist in India has Ebola symptoms: newspaper

A Japanese woman traveling in Imphal, the capital of the Indian state of Manipur, developed symptoms suggestive of Ebola infection, an Indian newspaper has reported. The daily Hindu said the woman, identified as Yuko Kawakubo, 27, had already visited five countries before she checked ...