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■Things to Keep in Mind about The Swine Flu 2009-05-21

1. Act in a Calm Manner
Take action based on accurate information.

2. Gargle, Wash Hands and Wear a Mask
Gargle and wash your hands after you get home and avoid places where people congregate. Wear a mask if you have symptoms such as a fever, coughing or sneezing.

3. If You Feel Ill
The Tokushima Prefectural Government has established an Influenza Guidance Hotline. If you have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite or coughing within seven days of visiting a region where the flu infection had been confirmed, please contact the Influenza Guidance Hotline directly without visiting a medical institution.

Hotlines
Health Promotions Division
Infectious Symptoms/Illness Policy Office (Always available)
Tel:088-621-2228
Fax:088-621-2841

Healthcare Centres ( Hours:9:00〜17:00 )
East District Tel:088-602-8907
Yoshinogawa Tel:0883-24-1114
South District Tel:0884-28-9867
Minami Tel:0884-74-7343
West District Tel:0883-52-1017
Miyoshi Tel:0883-72-1122

Furthermore, if you have any queries about the influenza, then don’t hesitate to call the line below.

Swine Influenza Enquiries Line
Tel. 0120-960-005 (Free dial)
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Those who are unable to speak Japanese are able to receive help from the Tokushima Prefectural International Exchange Association (TOPIA) and the Tokushima Prefectural Government International Affairs Office. Staff members from these offices will aid in interpreting with Healthcare Centres and the Health Promotions Division.

English
Organisation: TOPIA
Tel. 088-656-3320
Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Chinese
Organisation: TOPIA
Times: Weekdays - Tues., Thurs. Weekends – Sat., Sun.
Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tel. 088-656-3320

Organisation: Tokushima Prefectural Government International Affairs Office
Times Weekdays - Mon., Wed., Fri.
Hours: 9:15am – 5:15pm
Tel. 088-621-2028
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