A two-year-old boy died after a norovirus outbreak at the Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Medical Center in Fuchu city, Tokyo. Health authorities said the boy, who died on Thursday, was one of 10 children who were admitted to the hospital, Fuji TV reported Saturday.
According to the hospital, the patients, ranging in age from 2 months to 10 years, were admitted to the hospital suffering from the norovirus between March 12 and March 18. They were all on the same floor.
The two-year-old boy had been hospitalized before due to congenital heart and lung disease. The hospital said that on March 16, he exhibited symptoms of diarrhea and his condition progressively worsened until his death was confirmed on Thursday night.
While the exact cause of death has yet to be determined, the hospital is investigating whether it was directly related to the norovirus outbreak.© Japan Today