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A(H1N1) influenza announcement #7

2009-5-14(Thu)

Announcement #7 regarding the new type of Influenza

 

Concerning the Handling of Traveling Abroad

 

In light of the latest information from WHO regarding the new type of influenza A (H1N1) virus prevalent world-wide and other institutions, the handling of traveling abroad in the University will be changed to the following:

 

For those traveling abroad, please obey the following instructions and act accordingly.

 

1. Traveling to “Countries rampant with the new type of influenza” designated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

 

  • Official travel is prohibited as a general rule.
  • Voluntary restraint on traveling overbroad on matters other than official business is strongly recommended.
  • In the case traveling abroad is unavoidable, regardless of business or private matters, complete the prescribed procedures at the Educational Affairs Section (students) or your department’s Personnel Section (staff) beforehand.
  • Measures such as refusal of entry and isolation may be taken at quarantine when returning to Japan.
  • After returning to Japan, stand-by at home for a period of seven days is being enforced as a general rule.

 

In the case the necessity to go to the University is unavoidable, after receiving permission and respecting the department head’s decision, together with monitoring your body temperature and wearing a mask at all time, avoid actions to the utmost extent that involve the possibility of coming into contact with large groups of people such as lectures, etc.

 

After returning to Japan, pay attention to your physical condition (body temperature, etc). In the case symptoms such as fever, cough, and diarrhea appear, immediately contact the Department of Safety and Hygiene and follow their instructions.

Department of Safety and Hygiene

(During Working Hours: 06-6879-4023 After Working Hours:06-6879-7018)

 

* As of May 14, three countries Mexico, the USA, and Canada have been designated as being infected with the virus.

 

For the latest information concerning countries rampant with infection, please refer to the number of infections chart on the National Institute of Infectious Diseases’ webpage written below.

 

2. Traveling to infected countries other than the epidemic countries designated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

 

  • Self-restraint in traveling abroad is advised.
  • In the case traveling abroad is unavoidable, regardless of business or private matters, complete the prescribed procedures at the Educational Affairs Section (students) or your department’s Personnel Section (staff) beforehand.
  • After returning to Japan, pay attention to your physical condition (body temperature, etc). In the case symptoms such as fever, cough, and diarrhea appear, immediately contact the Department of Safety and Hygiene and follow their instructions.
Department of Safety and Hygiene
(During Working Hours: 06-6879-4023, After Working Hours:06-6879-7018)

 

 

May 14th, 2009
Osaka University President

 

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