Influenza cases is on the rise


2023/12/27 Wednesday Announcements, Coronavirus, Health

Basic infection preventive measures against coronavirus are also effective against influenza. Take basic infection preventive measures to reduce your risk of becoming infected.

Wear a mask

Wear a mask when visiting a medical institution, or when visiting a medical institution or elderly care facility where many elderly people and other people at high risk of becoming seriously ill are hospitalized or live.

When visiting crowded places, it is also effective to wear a mask to protect yourself from illness.

Hand washing and ventilation

Effective as a basic infection preventivemeasure.

Maintain a safe distance from other people

Avoiding poorly ventilated areas, crowded places with large numbers of people, and having conversations in close proximity is an effective infection control measure (if this cannot be avoided, wear a mask).

About vaccines

Influenza vaccination has the effect of suppressing the onset of illness to a certain extent and preventing serious illness. It is considered particularly effective for people who are more likely to become seriously ill if they contract the disease, such as the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Furthermore, in principle, for people aged 13 and over, only one dose of vaccination will be carried out.

Practice “Coughing Etiquette”

2023/12/27 Wednesday Announcements, Coronavirus, Health


There are many infectious diseases that can be transmitted by droplets from coughs and sneezes, including influenza and coronavirus. Cough etiquette is the practice of covering your mouth and nose with a mask, tissue, handkerchief, or sleeve when coughing or sneezing to avoid infecting others with these diseases. It’s especially important to practice this on trains, at work, at school, and in other places where people gather.

Three correct coughing etiqutte

  1. Wear a mask
  2. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or pocket tissue
  3. Cover your mouth with the inside of your jacket or sleeve

If you cough or sneeze into your hands, the virus can stick to door handles and other objects around you that you touch with your hands. There is a possibility of transmitting the disease to other people through doorknobs.

When you cough or sneeze, droplets can fly up to 2 meters. This can spread the disease to others, so cover your mouth and nose with a mask, scarf, or other items.

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