NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Since our last report on the Japanese syphilis situation in mid-July 2021, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo reported more than 1300 additional...

By NewsDesk @bactiman63 A 60-year-old man from Yame, Fukuoka Prefecture died last week from the tick-borne infection, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), according to a Mainichi report. According...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the COVID-19 situation in Japan, the state of emergency has been extended until September 12, according to local media (computer translated). In...

Japan’s National International Health Regulations Focal Point (NFP) notified WHO of an ongoing outbreak of measles in Japan. From 1 January through 20 May 2018, 161 cases of measles were diagnosed,...

A measles outbreak that began in March in Okinawa has grown to near 150 cases across the country, according to the Japanese National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID). As of May 16, 149 cases have...