Seven elderly people have died after a flu epidemic spread through a nursing home in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture.
According to Hyogo prefectural health officials, 74 of the 165 residents and 28 employees at the Hokudanso nursing home have contracted influenza since Jan 8, Fuji TV reported. Seven residents aged in their 70s and 90s died; three of pneumonia and four of other causes such as respiratory problems after contracting the flu virus.
All residents and employees had received flu shots and the prefecture’s inspection of the facility found no problems with management.
Officials are investigating details about the mass infection.© Japan Today