The new flu is a strain of flu virus, originally mutated from an animal strain, which is continuing to spread among people. Few people are immune to the new flu. It is likely to be more widespread than the usual flu which could result in an epidemic or even pandemic. Therefore effective measures against this new flu are essential.
Patients develop similar symptoms as the seasonal flu such as a runny nose, sore throat, high fever (38℃ or higher), fatigue, headache and muscle pain. Some patients feel nausea, throw up or have diarrhea.
*Please be advised that new symptoms of this flu are likely to be announced since it is subject to mutations and changing.
If you come from a country where the new flu was detected, or come into contact with an infected patient and have developed the new flu symptom(s), be sure to call one of the telephone consultation centers below before seeing a doctor. In order to prevent the spread of the new flu in medical facilities, please DO NOT go directly to any medical institution before consultation.
Telephone Consultations on Fever
9am – 5:30pm Everyday (Weekends and Nat’l holidays are included)
|Please Go to This Center||If You Are a Resident of This Area||TEL|
|Gunma-ken Hoken Yobo-ka||Whole Prefecture||027-226-2617|
|Seibu Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Takasaki-shi, Annaka-shi||027-322-5101|
|Isesaki Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Isesaki, Tamamura-machi||0270-25-5066|
|Tobu Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Ota-shi||0276-31-8243|
|Tatebayashi Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Tatebayashi-shi, Ora-gun||0276-72-3230|
|Kiryu Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Kiryu-shi, Midori-shi||0277-53-4131|
|Shibukawa Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Shibukawa-shi, Kita Gunma-gun||0279-22-4166|
|Fujioka Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Fujioka-shi, Tano-gun||0274-22-1420|
|Tomioka Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Tomioka-shi, Kanra-gun||0274-62-1541|
|Agatsuma Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Agatsuma-gun||0279-75-3303|
|Tone Numata Hoken Fukushi Jimusho||Numata-shi, Tone-gun||0278-23-2185|
(Effective May 2009)