Situation update of identified cases and responses in Japan-5
May 16, 2009
Update on the first four confirmed cases and 48 detained people
Four confirmed cases are almost recovered from the illness, but some of
them are still being hospitalized under the Quarantine Law and their PCR
testing status for the virus.
Based on the policy change regarding the duration of the detention, 48
persons under isolation near the Narita International Airport (Tokyo Metropolitan
Area) were already released as of noon, 16th May, 2009.
New confirmed case and cases under investigation
Three high-school students in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture are currently
under investigation for the novel influenza A(H1N1). They are from the
same high school, and the dates of onset of the symptom are May 11th, 12th
and 15th, respectively. Initial tests at the local Public Health Laboratory
were all positive for A(H1N1)swl. The specimens were sent to the National
Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo, and one of the specimen was
confirmed to be positive for A(H1N1)swl, as of noon, May 16th. The result
of the two other specimens is coming shortly. These students are now hospitalized
in the same designated hospital and in a stable condition.