Infectious diseases

When you suffer from the infectious diseases, influenza, measles, rubella, tuberculosis, and so on, please report it to Health Service Center immediately.

Tokyo Tech will, if necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the Institute, make inquiries to medical organizations, public health centers, individuals who have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 , and members of Tokyo Tech, etc. about personal information and also provide said information to relevant individuals and organizations. Please understand that Tokyo Tech will also make inquiries to individuals who have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and organizations about personal information, and provide said information to individuals and organizations , in cases where there is a need to protect a person’s life, body, or assets, or where there is a special need to improve public health, and in either case it is difficult to obtain consent of the person.
Relevant laws and regulations: Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Act No.57 of 2003)
Notice issued by the Personal Information Protection Commission (Partial amendment, May 15, 2020)
(https://www.ppc.go.jp/en/legal/Covid-19_en/)

Coronavirus disease(Covid-19)

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus that is generally transmitted by droplet or contact infection. Fever and respiratory symptoms often last for about a week, and severe lethargy (malaise) may occur. The incubation period is 1-14 days (the average duration is 5-6 days), and the period of possible infection (i.e., the possibility of spreading the disease to others) is from 2 days before to 7-10 days after the onset of the disease.

COVID-19 is a virus that anyone can contract and can spread to others without even noticing. People who are suffering from the virus, those who are told to be a close contact or undergoing a PCR test are facing fear, anxiety, and mental pressure. Tokyo Tech community should focus on what’s important to each other and act in human rights, stop stigma, discrimination, sharing unconfirmed rumours and personal information. This is the time when we should all come together, be thoughtful, caring, supportive as one community.

Influenza

Influenza is the respiratory infection caused by influenza virus. The incubation period is usually 1-4 days,(maximum 7days) and main symptoms are high fever, headache, cough, sore throat, running nose, joint pain and muscle pain. The systemic symptoms are more serious than common cold.

The infection situation in Tokyo Institute of Technology

Health service center provide an information of current situation of influenza in the campus every week.

Infectious gastroenteritis

The infectious gastroenteritis is caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Vomiting and diarrhea are main symptoms, outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis increase in winter. and especially norovirus infection is very countagious.

Dengue fever

Dengue fever is an acute febrile illness caused by the dengue virus. Main symptoms include high fever, headache, muscle pain, and skin rash.

Zika virus disease (Zika fever)

Zika fever is a disease caused by the Zika virus which belongs to the same genus as the dengue virus. Symptoms of Zika fever are similar to those of dengue fever, but milder. Not all infected people show symptoms, and some even may not realize they are infected because the symptoms are very mild.

Contact numbers

Ookayama Health Support Center

03-5734-2057, 2065

Suzukakedai Health Support Center

045-924-5107

Map

Contact

Health Support Center

Email hokenkanri@jim.titech.ac.jp