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    In the US, the predominant strain infecting people is the an Influenza A H3N2 type that is different from this years H3N2 component in the vaccine. This change in the flu virus is a result of "genetic drift" or change due to random changes in expression of its DNA. Estimates indicate that this years vaccine (based on last years flu viruses) is only 23% effective against the predominant circulating flu virus this year. Therefore, basic hygiene and infection control measures are important in protecting against flu. Also, early treatment with antivirals (Tamiflu) within the first 48 hours would lesen the severity and duration of illness.

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    She wasn't "all that". What did the poor old geezers see in her?!

    Posted in: 'Black widow' charged over death of husband No. 4

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    LMFAO! Well written and so true!

    Posted in: Navigating a Japanese bathroom

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    Japan does have the dengue vector A. Aegypti mosquito. There is no natural immunity once infected. In fact, previously infected individuals can develop potentially life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever. The pathophysiology involves an auto immune response in a previously infected individual.

    The best way to prevent dengue is to avoid mosquito bites with the usual preventive measures.

    Posted in: Japan sees 1st dengue fever case in nearly 70 years

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    Ammonia is commonly used as a refrigerant in the food industry. It has a low odor threshold and can cause individuals to become acutely ill.

    Posted in: 32 employees sickened by gas at Fukuoka bakery

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    Yeah. Teachers got their hands tied. Delusional parents think their kids are angels. Bring back the paddle!

    Posted in: Osaka studies ways to deal with problem children in schools

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    Cowards. Throwing eggs from the safety of a moving car. If they have issues with gaijin, they should confront them face to face.

    Posted in: 3 youths arrested for throwing eggs at foreign students in Saga

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    Yep. The sound of freedom!! I'm not sure about Atsugi but at JBPHH and Marine Corp Base Hawaii, most if not all night training missions RTB well before 22:00.

    Posted in: Court orders SDF night flights at Atsugi base suspended

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    Kawaiso... Where is the child's father in this? I doubt he pays child support. I don't know for sure but I heard the family court system in Japan awards meager amounts of child support to the custodial parent. Enforcement is also nonexistent and many deadbeat dad's shirk their financial responsibility and don't even see their kids.

    Posted in: Japan's working poor left behind by Abenomics

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    Death to them by egging squad!

    Posted in: Gang arrested following spate of drive-by eggings in Osaka

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    I concur with those selectively teaching a lesson to those idiots walking with their craniums buried in their phones. I've done it to males and stared them down unapologetically after the hit. Of course I'm always prepared to deal with possible retaliation but all just kept going on their way.

    Posted in: No. of accidents involving people using phones while walking increases

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    Most carry .38 specials. He needed at least 2 rounds in the center of mass to drop his chinchin in the dirt. Too bad he didn't aim higher and to the left...the perp got what he deserved for attempted murder of a police officer.

    Posted in: Policeman fires at suspect in convenience store robbery

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    Verdict should be guilty with death sentence by slow exsanguination. He should feel the pain just like his poor victim did. RIP Arisa...

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    The voices told him to do it... He definitely has that psycho look.

    Posted in: Unruly passenger forces ANA flight to land in Anchorage en route to New York

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    Yep. Terrible disease I wouldn't wish on anyone. Ulcerative colitis sufferers are also at higher risk of colon cancer.

    Posted in: Is Abe headed for his next health crisis?

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    I attended the recent Tokyo Motor Show which was great! Although foreign brands like BMW and Mercedes were there, I was surprised that American makes like the new Chevy Camaro, Corvette and Cadillacs were absent.

    Posted in: Detroit demands broad access to Japan's auto market but targets narrow niche

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    Those hairstyles on the girls in the pics at the top of the article look fine to me!!

    Posted in: 3 most unattractive women’s hairstyles (according to Japanese men)

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    Good on him! Gotta try it next time I'm in Japan. I Just went to a craft brewery in Otaru, Hokkaido which was really good. The young, male guide speaks fluent English and gave the tour in both English and Japanese.

    Posted in: The right brew for you

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    Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate! It is a mantra preached by the military when we are in hot weather operations. My Japanese friend was surprised when she saw how much water I drank during this recent heat spell.

    Posted in: High temperature readouts may be a foretaste of 'epochal heat'

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    Yeah right Mr. Fu (Ling Yu). Weapons used for defense not for aggression towards other countries.

    Posted in: China defends massive growth in military spending

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