Influenza Fukushima Prefecture, etc. affected by the “Fashion” Hand washing and disinfection 15:59 on October 18

The number of patients with influenza has exceeded the target of entering the epidemic in nine metropolitan prefectures, including Fukushima Prefecture, which suffered great damage from Typhoon No. 19. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has called for attention, such as hand washing and disinfection, as the risk of infection spreading in evacuation centers increases in affected areas.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of influenza cases reported from about 5,000 medical institutions nationwide during the week until 13th of this month was 4,421. The number of patients per medical institution is 0.9 nationwide, not exceeding “1”, which is the standard for entering the epidemic, but a total of 9 including Fukushima and Niigata prefectures that were damaged by Typhoon # 19. It exceeds "1" in the prefecture of

The number exceeding 1 is ▽ 18.02 in Okinawa ▽ 4.08 in Kagoshima ▽ 2.77 in Saga ▽ 1.76 in Fukuoka ▽ 1.56 in Niigata ▽ 1.1 in Fukushima etc.

Of the affected areas, Iwate Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, and Saitama Prefecture, on the whole, are on the increase compared to the previous week, although there are not many patients.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare assumes that there is an increased risk of infection spreading in evacuated areas in the affected areas, and hand sanitization and hand sanitization with a disinfectant solution containing alcohol are used. In addition to preventing the spread of infection, we are calling for vaccinations when possible.