Police in Hiroshima City say that a junior high school boy who fell or jumped to his death from the balcony of his family’s apartment on Tuesday had been receiving treatment for the influenza virus. Health officials are investigating whether the incident was linked to an antiviral drug the boy had been given.
A nearby resident placed an emergency phone call at around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, reporting that a person had fallen from an apartment in a condo in Minami Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said the boy was already dead when they arrived.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, it is possible for children with the flu to exhibit abnormal behavior, whether or not they take antiviral drugs. The ministry has issued a warning concerning these influenza cases where patients are exhibiting psychological complications that could potentially be fatal.© Japan Today