Swine Flu Arrives in Tokyo Area After Students’ New York Trip
“Two high school students have been confirmed as the first cases of swine flu in the Tokyo area after they returned from a school trip to New York, local government officials said.
The 16-year-old girls, both from the same high school in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, returned from a week-long trip to New York on May 19, officials said. Both are hospitalized with the H1N1 virus, which has sickened more than 10,000 people worldwide.
“The students are from Hachioji and Kawasaki and I was informed yesterday that tests showed that they had contracted the new flu,” Japan’s Health Minister Yoichi Masuzoe said in parliament today. ”