Situation update of identified cases and responses in Japan-8
May 19, 2009
More cases have continuously been reported from two prefectures, Hyogo and Osaka. As of 9 am, May 19, 2009, a total of 163 confirmed cases have been reported from Japan to WHO in accordance with the International Health Regulation 2005. Ninety-three cases are reported from Hyogo and 66 are from Osaka. Four cases were reported from the Narita Quarantine Station. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing to clarify the transmission route and epidemiological links between the cases. Public health interventions that were already implemented include school closure and advice for cancelling or postponing of large gatherings.