Investigation of an Influenza A (H3N2) outbreak in evacuation centres following the Great East Japan earthquake, 2011

@inproceedings{Kamigaki2014InvestigationOA,
  title={Investigation of an Influenza A (H3N2) outbreak in evacuation centres following the Great East Japan earthquake, 2011},
  author={Taro Kamigaki and Jin Seino and Kentaro Tohma and Nao Nukiwa-Soma and Kanako Otani and Hitoshi Oshitani},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The Great East Japan Earthquake of magnitude 9.0 that struck on 11 March 2011 resulted in more than 18000 deaths or cases of missing persons. The large-scale tsunami that followed the earthquake devastated many coastal areas of the Tohoku region, including Miyagi Prefecture, and many residents of the tsunami-affected areas were compelled to reside in evacuation centres (ECs). In Japan, seasonal influenza epidemics usually occur between December and March. At the time of the Great… CONTINUE READING