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Response to the New Influenza

Dear Students

On April 29, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert from "Phase 4" to "Phase 5" of the new influenza pandemic.

The group will make efforts to collect information and will take necessary actions based on the decisions of WHO and the competent ministries.

At this time (May 1), we would like to ask for your cooperation in the following reminders.

If there are any changes in the situation in the future, information will be sent to you through the university's webpage and campus portal as necessary, so please pay attention to the latest information.

For those with fever or other suspicion of influenza

Please consult a public health center first, not a hospital.

Fever Consultation Center for Influenza Pandemic (Kyoto Prefecture)

  • The following numbers are available 24 hours a day.(Including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
    • Phone number : 075-414-4726
  • Consultations are also available at each public health center.The phone number is the same as the following fever consultation center (weekdays from 8:30 to 17:00)

Fever Consultation Center

  • Public health centers in Kyoto Prefecture (24-hour service)
    • Otokuni Health Center・・・・075-933-1153
    • Yamashiro-kita Public Health Center: 0774-21-2911
    • Yamashiro-minami public health center: 0774-72-0981
    • Nantan Public Health Center・・・・0771-62-2979
    • Nakatan West Public Health Center: 0773-22-6381
    • Nakatan East Public Health Center: 0773-75-0806
    • Tango Public Health Center: ・・・・0772-62-4312
  • Kyoto City Public Health and Medical Care Division (9:00 to 22:00, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
    • Phone number : 075-222-3421
  • Kyoto City Public Health Center (weekdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm)
    • North Health Center: ・・・・・075-432-1438
    • Kamigyo Public Health Center・・・075-432-3221
    • Sakyo Public Health Center・・・075-781-5171
    • Chukyo Public Health Center・・・075-812-2594
    • Higashiyama Public Health Center・・・075-561-9128
    • Yamashina Public Health Center・・・075-592-3477
    • Shimogyo Public Health Center・・・075-371-7291
    • South Health Center: ・・・・・075-681-3573
    • Ukyo Public Health Center・・・075-861-2177
    • Saikyo Public Health Center・・・075-392-5690
    • Fushimi Public Health Center・・・075-611-1161

[For those who are planning to travel abroad during the holidays

  1. Travel to Mexico, the U.S., Canada, Spain, the U.K., Israel, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Peru and surrounding areas should be cancelled.
  2. For travel to other areas, please note the following
    • Take precautions at the airport and on board the aircraft, not just during your stay.
    • Please check the situation of your planned destination on the Overseas Safety Information released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.Please continue to check during your trip.
    • Please make sure to purchase travel insurance before departure.
    • Please inform your family of your travel plans so that they can contact you in case of an emergency.
    • Please take good care of your health before and during your trip.
    • If you have returned to your country from an infected or suspected infected country and have symptoms of suspected infection (fever or respiratory symptoms), do not seek medical attention immediately, but consult the nearest public health center.In order to prevent the spread of infection in Japan, consultation at a designated medical institution for infectious diseases may be considered if necessary.

In order to prevent infection, please do the following

  • Wash your hands and gargle on a daily basis after returning home or after touching something that is touched by many people.
  • It is desirable to wash hands with soap for at least 15 seconds. After washing, wipe off the water thoroughly with a clean cloth or paper towel.
  • Do not come within 2 meters of an infected person
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands or fingers when you go outside.
  • Refrain from traveling to epidemic areas and from going out in crowded or busy areas unnecessarily.
  • (1) Get enough rest, improve your physical strength and resistance, get well-balanced nutrition on a daily basis, lead a regular life, and keep yourself in a condition that is difficult to be infected.

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