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【Dear Student】Protect Yourself from Pandemic Flu!!!

Release date: 2009.05.09

 

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Protect Yourself from Pandemic Flu!!!

 

Dear Student,

 

Be informed that Kyushu University committee authorized may decide to close all of the university campuses for about 2 weeks should even a single case of confirmed swine flu infection in Japan except Fukuoka be reported. In such an event, please be sure to follow carefully and completely each of the below guidelines.

 

1. Stay at home and do not go out unnecessarily. ( to decreases the risk of becoming infected by avoiding close contact with people )

 

2. Protect yourself from becoming ill and keep up good health habits. Also keep two weeks’ worth of emergency food and supplies stored at home.


Examples of food and non-perishables: ready-to-eat canned meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, beans, and soups; protein or fruit bars; dry cereal or granola;  peanut butter or nuts; dried fruit; crackers; bottled juices; bottled water; canned or jarred baby food; pet food.


Examples of medical, health, and emergency supplies: prescribed medical supplies, such as medications, glucose, blood pressure monitoring equipment; soap and water, or alcohol-based (60-95%) hand wash; medicines for fever and pain, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen; stomach remedies; cough and cold medicines; fluids with electrolytes; vitamins; thermometer; flashlight; batteries; portable radio; manual can opener; garbage bags; tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers.

 

3. Avoid taking public transportation, which increases exposure to others and therefore the risk of becoming infected, even if simply commuting to and from work or school.  Ask a family member to drive you instead.

 

4. Keep yourself updated on information concerning swine flu, by following the news and checking the University homepage often. 
http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/index.php

 

5. So that the University can contact you in an emergency, register your mobile phone e-mail address at the Campusmate/Portal System, through which important messages may be sent.
Campusmate/Portal System:
(mobile) 
https://gkmw1.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/campusp/skeitai/start.do
(PC)    
https://gkmw1.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/campusp/sservice/start.do

 

6. Begin to keep a record of your activities and movements, to share, should the need arise, with public health officials, in order to help them better understand and control the progress of an infection breakout affecting the University and broader community.  Your cooperation in this is essential and greatly appreciated.

 

7. Help keep your family and friends informed of the latest information on the swine flu pandemic, updating them regularly.
http://www.ihs.kyushu-u.ac.jp/PandemicFlu/pdf/Alert&PrecautionForStudents(English).pdf


【Contact】
International Student Exchange Division: 092-642-2139 or 2141 (Weekday 8:30am-5:30pm)
In case of EMERGENCY: 080-3229-4818


May 8, 2009

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