Summary report on Hong Kong influenza in Japan

  title={Summary report on Hong Kong influenza in Japan},
  author={H. Fukumi},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={41 3},
  • H. Fukumi
  • Published 1969 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
In the 2 months following the onset of the influenza epidemic in Hong Kong in July 1968, there must have been many importations of the virus into Japan both from Hong Kong and from other countries subsequently involved in the epidemic. Over a dozen such incidents were reported in Japan and confirmed serologically or by direct virus isolation. Although they must have seeded the virus at least in and near the ports of importation, a true epidemic of Hong Kong influenza did not start until October… CONTINUE READING