May 21, 2009
Risk Management Office
Susumu Yamauchi, Director
Information on Handling the Influenza A (H1N1) – Swine Influenza(3)
The University has already issued several notices to all students, staff and faculty regarding the handling of the above matter. The first case of the infection in the Metropolitan area was confirmed yesterday, and we ask that you act with prudence as you continue to strictly observe such measures.
There may be a possibility of a temporary suspension of classes and the university operation if a further spread of influenza A (H1N1) is observed or by the request of related institutions. In such an event, we will make prudent decisions with the awareness of the influences such decisions may cause both within and outside the university community.
As the updated information from the university will be posted on our website, we encourage all students, staff and faculty to monitor our website regularly.
Since there is a possibility of human to human infection within the country, we advise that anyone with or without a record of a recent travel abroad who is experiencing flu-like symptoms ( fever) contact the following consultation center and follow their instruction.
Fever Consultation Centers for Returnee from Overseas
・Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Help Line
03-3501-9031(everyday, 9 am to 9 pm)
・Tama Tachikawa Health Care Center, Fever Consultation Center
042-524-5171 (weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm)
・Tama Kodaira Health Care Center, Fever Consultation Center
042-450-3111(weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm)
・Chiyoda Health Care Center, Fever Consultation Center
03-3291-3641 (weekday, 9 am to 5 pm)
・Tokyo Metropolitan Government Fever Consultation Center
03-5320-4509 (weeknights, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
The type of infection is the same as that of normal influenza.
・Avoid crowds when going out
・Wash your hands diligently and gargle frequently
・Wear a mask (we recommend unwoven fabric masks available at pharmacies) to prevent transmission from coughing, sneezing, saliva, etc.