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Regarding New Cases of the New H1N1 Strain of Influenza Confirmed in Fukuoka City

Release date: 2009.06.10

 

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To: All Students, Faculty and Staff Members of Kyushu University

 

June 7th, 2009

 

Katsumi Imaizumi

WG Manager, Kyushu University Pandemic Influenza Crisis Management Headquarters

 

 

Regarding New Cases of the New H1N1 Strain of Influenza Confirmed in Fukuoka City

 

 

Classes are Being Conducted as Usual (as of June 8th, 2009)

 

  A student of Itazuke Junior High School in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, was confirmed on June 6th as being infected with the new strain of influenza (H1N1). Eight other students are reported to be displaying symptoms of fever.

  According to the Fukuoka municipal government, the junior high school will stay closed until June 14th. Investigation of the infection route is currently underway, but secondary infection is considered likely to be taking place in Fukuoka City, since the infected student has not recently visited any countries or prefectures with outbreaks of the new influenza. The municipal government is scheduled to make an announcement on measures to be taken by other schools in the nearby area after gathering and analyzing more information. However, it has already been decided that there will be no cancellations of events in the city. As the Fukuoka municipal government has not requested that any schools be closed, Kyushu University will continue to conduct classes as usual at this point in time.

  Students, faculty and staff members living within the school zone of Itazuke Junior High School are requested to take precautions against infection. People with chronic underlying medical conditions (such as diabetes and asthma) are considered at increased risk from serious complications, and are encouraged to take particular care.

 

 

1. Individuals or those with family members who have shown symptoms of influenza.


  Students, faculty, staff or those with families who display any symptoms of influenza are urged to immediately consult the nearest Fever Consultation Center, and then receive an examination at a designated hospital. Students, faculty and staff who have tested positive for the new influenza virus must report the results to the staff in charge of their faculty.

  These same instructions apply to those who have been identified by public health centers or other administrative authorities as having had close contact with infected patients.

 

2. Individuals traveling abroad or returning home from abroad

  We urge that you consider canceling or postponing any trips to countries and regions where the new influenza outbreaks have been confirmed or are suspected, unless the trip is urgent or necessary. If there is an unavoidable reason for the trip, please take preventative measures such as avoiding crowds, wearing a mask, and frequently gargling and washing hands. If you notice any changes in your condition, such as chills, shivering, fever or cough after returning from an affected country or region, please follow the instructions described above (1. Individuals or those with family members who have shown symptoms of influenza).


  For seven days after you have departed the affected country or region, please keep records of your body temperature and health condition by filling out the Health Check Sheet.

 

Health Check Sheet (Microsoft Word)

 

3. General Preventative Measures

  Since the spread of infection is a serious concern in Fukuoka City, we remind you to take preventative measures such as avoiding crowds, wearing a mask when you go outside, and frequently gargling and washing hands. If you notice any changes in your condition, such as chills, shivering, fever or cough, please follow the instructions described above (1. Individuals or those with family members who have shown symptoms of influenza).


  If you notice any changes in your physical condition, please keep records of your body temperature and health condition by filling out the Health Check Sheet for seven days.

 

4. Fukuoka City Fever Consultation Center (Telephone Consultation Service)

 

Hours

Contact

Tel.

9:00 - 18:00

(Open everyday, including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)

Higashi Public Health Center

092-645-1078  

Hakata Public Health Center

092-419-1091

Chuo Public Health Center

092-761-7328  

Minami Public Health Center

092-559-5116

Jonan Public Health Center

092-831-4261

Sawara Public Health Center

092-851-6012

Nishi Public Health Center

092-895-7073

Evenings Only

18:00 - 21:00

(Open everyday, including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)

Chuo Public Health Center

092-761-7361

Inquiries via Fax: 092-734-1690

● Contact Info for Inquiries within the Campus (9:0017:00)

* ·Regarding classes, field work, laboratory work and other academic activities

     Educational Affairs Department, Education Planning Section / 092-642-2248

* ·Regarding extracurricular activities and campus life

     Educational Affairs Department, Student Affairs Section / 092-642-2255

* ·Regarding overseas education & inquiries about/from foreign students

     International Department, Student Exchange Section / 092-642-2141, 2139

* ·Inquiries about/from faculty and staff members

     Administration Department, Work Environment Section / 092-642-2123

* ·For other inquiries, please contact the departments, sections or offices in charge

     http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/university/reference/administration.php

 

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http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/index.php

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http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/mobile/mobile_top.html

 

 

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