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Swine-Flu no match for Japanese Technology! Protective H1N1 Suit for sale in Japan!

Swine-Flu just got a new enemy! Japanese Technology!

According to a new press release from Haryama this suit is no ordinary suit. It’s coated with titanium dioxide–a chemical commonly used in toothpaste– see the back for ingredients–that breaks down when reacting with light and supposedly kills the H1N1 virus upon contact. So how long does this suit last before it’s out of gas? Well..The company says the suit will retain its protective capability even after being washed multiple times. But, who’s going to dry clean a protective suit when you know what it’s covered in?

The suits go on sale Thursday and in four colors and styles, including medium gray, charcoal, navy, and a gray pinstripe and running about $600 bucks–Not bad for a good suit, especially a minty flavored toothpaste suit that keeps you fresh and clean. It’s unclear if there will be a female counter-part of the suit and it’s unknown if the suit will be on sale in the U.S, but I’m sure something along these lines will thread itself together soon.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 340,000 people have been infected with H1N1 worldwide; the disease is responsible for 4,100 deaths. Generally, most of the new cases were reported to take place in urban areas, where population density increases the risk of transmission.

Japan Turns Mexicans Away Due to Swine Flu

Japan said Tuesday it would no longer allow Mexican travelers to obtain a visa upon arrival.

Health officers at three Japanese airports also were being deployed Tuesday to check passengers before they disembarked from flights coming from Mexico, Canada and the United States. Travelers suspected of having swine flu would be quarantined and examined further at medical facilities, news agencies reported, citing the Japanese health minister.

What do you think? Is the Swine Flu cause for panic?

photo by David Blaine

excerpts from NYTimes.com