Information on Avian Influenza

未分類 | May 16, 2013

There have been several cases of patients with fatal outcomes in China and Taiwan who were infected with Avian Influenza A (H7N9).

To date (May 14, 2013), there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission and the source of the infection has not yet been positively identified. Members of The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases recommend double dosages and duration of treatment drugs for patients with Avian Influenza A than those of patients with seasonal flu.

No cases of Avian Influenza A have yet been confirmed in laboratories in Japan, but please take note of the points listed below.

  • In areas with many birds, avoid touching birds. Do not touch or approach dead birds.
  • Upon coming home, be sure to wash your hands and gargle.
  • For people travelling in China and Taiwan, please visit the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare homepage for the latest information regarding precautions.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety HP

Disease Outbreak News (DON) (WHO)


For more Information, you can call the Hokkaido University Health Care Center  on (011) 706 -5348.