Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens closed from September 7th in order to capture and research mosquitos for Dengue virus. [Dengue Virus Outbreak]
Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens in Tokyo has been closed off since September 7th in light of the increasing number of people contracting Dengue fever at the vicinity of Yoyogi Park. It has been reported that the park will be closed “until the mosquitos in the park are captured and tested for Dengue virus and safety is confirmed.” (The most part of Yoyogi Park is also closed for public access.)
The symptoms of the disease include high fever, headache, muscle pain, and skin rash. The virus spread through mosquitoes carrying the virus. When mosquitoes bite those infected with the virus, the virus proliferates within them, and Dengue virus is passed on to the next victims when the infected mosquito bites them. However, the good news is, the virus cannot be infected from person to another.
If you were planning to visit Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens, please change your plan!
Article as of September 8th, 2014.