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Regarding Domestic Infections of the New Influenza (H1N1) (2nd Edition)

Release date: 2009.05.20

 

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May 14th, 2009

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

 

Katsumi Imaizumi
Kyushu University Pandemic Influenza Crisis Management Headquarters WG Manager


Regarding Domestic Infections of the New Influenza (H1N1) (2nd Edition)


 The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry notified the prefectural and municipal governments on May 13th that it has shortened the medical observation period from 10 days to 7 days for people who arrive from counties and regions where new influenza (H1N1) outbreaks have been confirmed.
 Accordingly, our previous notification, “Regarding Domestic Infections of the New Influenza (H1N1),” posted on the university website on May 9th, which asked those who have returned from overseas to stay indoors for “10 days,” has been revised to “seven days.”
 Please make sure to regularly check the university website, as we will keep you updated with announcements and notifications from the university based on the latest policies and actions of the government.
 We remind you once again to observe the following instructions as well:


【Overseas Travel】

• We urge that you refrain from traveling to countries and regions (*1) where new influenza (H1N1) outbreaks have been confirmed or are suspected, and also that you reconsider your plans to travel to other countries and regions after giving thought to the necessity of travel versus the risk involved. If traveling abroad is necessary, be sure to wear a mask in crowded areas such as academic conference venues. We strongly suggest that you postpone any trips to Mexico unless the trip is urgent or necessary.

 

(*1) Mexico, The United States, Canada, Spain, New Zealand, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, China (including Hong Kong), France, South Korea, Costa Rica, Italy, Ireland, Columbia, El Salvador, Portugal, Guatemala, Sweden, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Panama, Japan, Australia, Norway, Thailand, Finland, Cuba, Belgium(Countries and regions officially confirmed by WHO to have cases of the new influenza (H1N1) as of 9:00 AM on May 14th)


【To Those Who Have Recently Retumed from Overseas】

• If you have recently returned from overseas regions where new influenza outbreaks have been confirmed or are suspected, you are requested to stay indoors for seven days from the day you departed the country or the region. If there is an unavoidable reason for going to a university campus or elsewhere, be sure to take appropriate measures such as wearing a mask.
  If you experience symptoms such as fever or cough,
immediately contact the Fever Consultation Center (*2).
  For seven days after you depart the country or region, we urge that you check and record your body temperature and carefully monitor yourself for symptoms.


【Preventative Measures against Infection】

• To prevent the possible spread of domestic infections, be sure to take measures that include gargling and washing your hands when you arrive home, wearing a mask outside and observing the rules of etiquette when you cough.

 

(*2) Fukuoka City Fever Consultation Center (Telephone Consultation Service)

 

9:00 - 18:00 (Open everyday, including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
   Higashi Public Health Center: 092-645-1078 Jonan Public Health Center: 092-831-4261
   Hakata Public Health Center: 092-419-1091 Sawara Public Health Center: 092-851-6012
   Chuo Public Health Center: 092-761-7328 Nishi Public Health Center: 092-895-7073
   Minami Public Health Center: 092-559-5116

 

18:00 - 21:00 (Open everyday, including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
Chuo Public Health Center: 092-761-7361

 

■ Related Websites (external institutions)

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the latest information on the new influenza (H1N1)
http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/gaiko/kansen/influenza/influenza02.html
Infectious Disease Surveillance Center (IDSC)
http://idsc.nih.go.jp/index-j.html

 

■ Related Websites (Kyushu University)

 

Kyushu University (PC)
http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/index.php
Kyushu University (mobile)
http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/mobile/mobile_top.html
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Action Plan Guidelines
(Provisional edition)
http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/influenza/taiko.pdf

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