With summer almost upon us, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases has warned that this year could see the worst outbreak in a decade of ‘pool fever’, a virus that generally strikes young children who swim in public pools. Early reports claim that the number affected could be 10 times greater than in 2004, resulting in officials urging people to wash their hands, gargle and not share towels.
Yet despite such suggestions, the authorities remain unclear as to why Japan is so susceptible to this particular virus,
although research is still ongoing.
an englishman in osaka says
like ants on a jam sandwich
Naughty Lips says
Do you think anyone pee’s in the pool?
Anyone?….. everybody I’d say, specially children.
We don’t have this kind of virus, maybe because of the concentration?
It’s basically similar to the common cold, so what do they expect when Japanese kids gather in the hundereds for a bit of a dip.
I bet they only fill the pool 1/3 the way full, everything else is made up by the insane number of people.