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Megumi KINUKAWA is Japanese athlete. A 10km distance track racer.
unknown virus infection?, or radiation exposure?

Mystery virus knocks Kinukawa off track (Jun. 6, 2008)

According to her coach, Kinukawa suffered stress fractures to both sides of her pelvis from December 2007 to February this year, then complained of pain in her left knee.

As normal treatments did not work and the pain changed location, special radioisotope and blood tests were conducted in April.

The special blood test detected an infectious virus in Kinukawa's system.

As there were no known cases of the virus in Japan, which deforms the red and white blood cells, there is strong belief that Kikukawa contracted it during high altitude training in Kunming, China, in March 2007.