(8 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
TOKYO (Reuters) – The entire squad of Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters baseball team is being quarantined and tested for H1N1 influenza after three players contracted the virus.
Team officials said Wednesday they had ordered all players and coaching staff to check in to a Sapporo hospital for screening after six more players complained of high fever.
The Fighters have so far ruled out cancelling games as a precaution.
Six sumo wrestlers and officials and a member of Japan’s under-19 women’s soccer team have also picked up the H1N1 flu over the past week.