According to data reported by 72 medical institutions in Mie Prefecture, 62.4 cases of flu patients were confirmed per facility during the period of January 15 – 21, 2018.
This number surpasses the “warning level” (Keihou) determined by the National Institute of Infectious Disease Center of Epidemiology and Infection that is put into place when the number of patients per medical institution is equivalent or higher than “30 people”. It is expected the outbreak continue for a few days more.
Now that influenza reached the epidemic peak, Mie government issued an announcement for prevention and prophylaxis.
|Symptoms||Local symptoms such as sore throat and runny nose||General symptoms such as fever higher than 38ºC, cough, sore throat, discomfort, joint pain, among others.|
|Epidemic period||There is the possibility of catching the cold at some point over the year||Epidemic peak between January and February.
However, there is the possibility to catch the flu now and then in April and May.
*For example, someone who catches the flu develops a sudden fever, rising rapidly to 38ºC, sore throat, cough and discomfort. If you have those symptoms, consult your doctor (general practitioner or pediatrician)
The flu treatment contains an antiviral medicine for the sickness.
Use a mask if you cough or sneeze
If you do not have a mask, cover your mouth and nose using a tissue
More information about flu on the following link (old post)
Diversified information on infections such as flu will be released on the homepage of Mie Prefecture Information Center for Infectious Diseases (only in Japanese)