Important Notice to TUAT Members (Students and Staff) Regarding New Type Influenza (Updated)

2009年5月15日

May 15, 2009

To: All Students, Faculty and Staff Members

President of TUAT

Important Notice Regarding New Type Influenza


According to our previous notification, we issued a warning of the new type influenza. However, due to the continuing spread of infection, TUAT has established the following policy with regards to overseas travel. We ask that all TUAT students, faculty and staff members comply with the policy.

1. Please refrain from traveling to countries and regions where New Type Influenza outbreak has been confirmed, and also reconsider your plan to travel to other countries and regions.
If traveling abroad is necessary, please collect the latest information announced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Since the infected area continues to increase each day, please inform the university where you are going before traveling abroad in all cases. Contact information can be found below (list number 6).

2. Those who returned from overseas are requested to inform the university and to follow the instructions as follows. Contact information can be found below(list number 6).

* As a general rule, for 7 days after you departed from countries and regions where New Type Influenza outbreak has been confirmed, please wear a mask when you come to university campuses.
* For 7 days after you departed from countries and regions where New Type Influenza outbreak has been confirmed, please check your body temperature and carefully monitor your health condition.
* However, if any infected individual is found among the passengers on the plane, initial date of reckoning will be the date when the plane arrived.

3. In the cases of having the symptoms such as high fever, cough, sore-throat, diarrhea, and vomiting after returning to Japan, please do not come to the university.
Consult with the healthcare center of your residential area by phone, and follow any medical advice you receive and report the result to the university.
Contact information can be found below (list number 6).

4. The person in charge of inviting or accepting someone from countries and regions where New Type Influenza outbreak has been confirmed must keep track of each visitor's health condition.

5. There is a possibility that TUAT may decide to cancel classes and ban entrance to the campus if any infected individual is found among the member of TUAT.
Therefore, please make sure to check the university website often.

6. Contact information:
* Students of Faculty of Agriculture and Graduate School of Agriculture:
042-367-5579 Fuchu Student Support Center Team Student Support Section

* Students of Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, and
Graduate School of Technology Management:042-388-7011 Koganei Student Support Center Team Student Support Section

* Students of Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering:
042-367-7217 Educational Affairs Section, Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering

* Students of United Graduate School of Agricultural Science:
042-367-5670 Student Affairs Section, United Graduate School of Agricultural Science

* Staff and faculty members:Please contact the General Affairs Section of your department.

7. Related sites
* Information from TUAT:
TUAT website http://www.tuat.ac.jp/
* Information of countries and regions where New Type Influenza outbreak has
been confirmed:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs website http://www.pubanzen.mofa.go.jp/
* Information of New Type Influenza:
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/kinkyu/kenkou/influenza/090426-02.html

NOTICE
Since this notification is based on the current stage of the alert level of outbreak as follows under conditions that have not yet led to cancelling of classes or closing of university campuses, there may be updates due to any changes that occur in domestic infection status. Please make sure to check the university website often.

* The World Health Organization (WHO) alert level of outbreak:Phase 5
* Domestic phase of the outbreak (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,
Science and Technology Action Plan):Stage 2 (outbreaks confirmed in Japan)

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