Infection control news in Japan
*Infection control news in Japan ..
Tsuyoshi Ogata MD PhD URL http://www.support-hc.com/index.php?go=oM68UC
Nov 21 H5N8 avian influenza infection (OIE)
Nov 20 FAQ Ebola Haemorrhagic fever (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare)
Sept ５ Local transmission of dengue, Japan (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
Sept 1 The first dengue fever outbreak since 1945 (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare)
The cases have been infected in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo without any travel history overseas.
Jun 18 Epidemiology of Norovirus in Japan (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
Jul 17 Medical handbook for SFTS management (National Center for Global Health and Medicine)
Jul 16 Inplementation of governmental order to classify MERS into Type Ⅱ infectious disease of the Law (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare)
Jun 19 Respiratory syncytial virus infection (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
Jun 12 Hepatitis A virus (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
Jun 9 Serotype replacement of adult invasive pneumococcal diseases, 2013 (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
May 28 Prepraredness and response for MERS by Law on Infectious Diseases (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare)
MERS shall be classified into Type Ⅱ infectious disease of the Law, patients with which are to be hospitalized in principal.
May 21 Symptoms associated with EHEC infection, by serotype in Japan, 2013 (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
April 30 Syphilis inrease (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare, NIID)
April 26 Rubella outbreak in Japan (Lancet/Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare) About 15 000 cases of rubella and 43 cases of congenital rubella syndrome were reported
April 17 Congenital rubella syndrome-as of 12th week in 2014 (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
Of the 44 mothers whose infants developed CRS, 15 mothers had not received rubella vaccine, nine had received rubella vaccine, and 20 did not have a record of vaccination history.
April 17 Higlhly Pathogenic Avian influenza subtype (MAFF)
NARO confirmed that the virus subtype is H5N8.
April 13 Avian influenza H5 infection in a chicken farm (Kumamoto prefectural government)
April 7 Enterohemorrhagic E.Coli outbreak with contaminated raw horse meat sashimi (Fukuhima prefectural government)
April 1 The ground plan for vaccination (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare)
The fundamenatal principle is that vaccine preventable diseases be prevented.
Mar 14 The guideline on contact tracing for tuberculosis (National research team)
Either QFT-3G or T-SPOT is already applied for screening.
Mar 13 Measles Increase in imported measles cases (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
During epidemiologic week 48, 2013 to week 8, 2014, as of March 4, 2014, 139 cases of measles were diagnosed,
the remaining 47 (34%) having report of transmission overseas, with the largest proportion from the Philippines
Mar 7 Measles Increase in imported measles cases, 2014 (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
It is imperative that imported cases continue to be monitored, and at the same time, to be alert against secondary transmission from imported cases. Thus, there is a need to respond to each case rapidly with epidemiologic investigation
Feb 26 Information on HPV vaccine (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare)
Feb 25 SFTS virus distribution in Japan (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
Ticks carrying the virus are estimated to be widespread in Japan.
Feb 24 Preparedness for Noro virus food poisoning (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare)
It is a precondition that some of cooks carry the virus.
Feb 21 Hepatitis A Increase (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
As of Feb 21, 44 cases have been reported this year, twice as many as the cases for the same period in previous two years.
Feb 14 Measles Increase in imported measles cases (National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
During epidemiologic week 48, 2013 to week 4, 2014, as of February 3, 2014, 61 cases of measles were diagnosed,
the remaining 24 (39%) having report of transmission overseas, with the largest proportion from the Philippines
Jan 31 Registration for prepandemic vaccination of medical care workers (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare)
Jan 28 Dengue virus infection in Japan (Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare/Eurosurveillance)
Most likely, the infection was acquired in Fuefuki during grape picking. http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20681