Health ministry warns of rubella vaccine shortage due to outbreak
National Jul. 12, 2013 - 06:00AM JST ( 24 )
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has warned that there is likely to be a rubella vaccine shortage later in the year.
The ministry this week announced that 359 new cases of rubella were reported throughout Japan in the week ending June 30, according to figures provided by the Infectious Disease Surveillance Center. Fuji TV reported Thursday that the figures bring the total number of cases reported nationwide this year to 11,991. The number of infections reported this year so far is already over five times the annual total for 2012.
(let's cover all those young deaths shall we?)
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