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Seasonal flu

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 In Saga, we announced influenza trendy outbreak "warning" on January 17, 2018. You keep maintenance of hand-washing and moderate humidity, enough rests or good meal of balance in mind, and please serve for the infection prevention. About the latest number of patients of influenza, please see Saga infectious disease information center We open with the other window(external link).
 
 
Basic knowledge of seasonal flu

 Seasonal flu is influenza that the fashion is seen in in the winter season in average year and assumes influenza virus cause and is respiratory organs infectious disease characterized by sudden fever.

 Influenza virus has type A, type B, C type. Type A and type B infect person mainly.

 As typical symptom, high heat more than 38 degrees develops suddenly after the incubation period of 1-5 days (an average of three days), and, in addition, cold of symptom such as throat, cough, nasal mucus appears for whole body symptoms such as headache, arthralgia, muscular pain, general malaise. In most cases, it is relieved in approximately one week, but may cause pneumonia, encephalitis, brain fever when aggravated. The feature is that whole body symptoms such as high heat develop in comparison with a normal cold suddenly.

 

 

Infection course

<droplet infection>

 When infected person does cough and sneezing, spray including virus flies, and neighboring people breathe in this spray from nose and mouth and they enter the body at mucous membrane of eyes and infect. "Droplet infection" means thing by such an infection course.

<contact infection>

 When infected person covers mouth by hand and does cough and sneezing, hand is accompanied by virus in the spray.
 And after having touched with button of doorknob and elevator, keyboard of computer without washing the hand, other people touch at the place and they touch with afterwards own nose and mouth, eyes, and virus enters the body and infects. "Contact infection" means thing by such an infection course.

 

Photograph: DoorknobPhotograph: Button of elevator

 

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Explanation of infection course 

Droplet infection

  1. Infected person does cough and sneezing
  2. "Spray" including virus is scattered
  3. Healthy person whom there is near (less than 1-2 meters) breathes in from nose and mouth
  4. Virus enters the body
  5. Infection

Contact infection

  1. Infected person covers mouth by hand and does cough and sneezing
  2.  Virus in "spray" attaches to hand
  3. We touch with buttons of doorknob and elevator without washing hand
  4. Healthy person touches in the part
  5. We touch with by hand own nose, mouth, eyes
  6. Virus enters the body
  7. Infection

 

 
 

Preventive method

   We take enough sleep and raise physical strength and resistance by usually having good meal of balance.

 

For prevention of infection spread

  (let's warn when we almost pass more than 48 hours after symptom came out as there are too many viruses, and medicine may not work.)

 

 

 

Contact information

Inquiry about seasonal flu

Saga Department of Health and Welfare Health Promotion Division infectious disease countermeasures charge

〒840-8570 1-1-59, Jonai, Saga-shi

TEL: 0952-25-7075 FAX: 0952-25-7268

E-mail: kenkouzoushin@pref.saga.lg.jp

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Saga prefectural government office (corporation number 1000020410004)

〒840-8570
1-1-59, Jonai, Saga-shi
Tel: 0952-24-2111 (main)
Copyright© 2016 Saga Prefecture.All Rights Reserved.