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Last update date September 12, 2019

About infectious diseases such as new influenza

In May, 2008, Infectious Disease Law was revised, and classification called "infectious diseases such as new influenza" consisting of "new influenza" and "revival type influenza" was added newly.

New influenza

It is influenza to assume virus which would have ability to infect Homo sapiens from Homo sapiens newly pathogen, and it is admitted that we might have an influence that and life of the nation is healthy and is serious by nationwide and rapid spread of the infectious disease concerned because generally the nation does not acquire immunity.

Revival type influenza

Because it is influenza that was ever prevalent in global scale such as influenza in Asia, and thing which the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare sets as thing that long term passes without being prevalent afterwards revived, and generally most of the current people do not acquire immunity, it is admitted that we might have an influence that and life of the nation is healthy and is serious by nationwide and rapid spread of the infectious disease concerned.

In addition, in late years, by this revision, "bird flu" (H5N1) felt uneasy about as candidate of new influenza is added to two kinds of infectious diseases.

About new influenza (AH1pdm)

  • About new influenza (AH1pdm)(February 25, 2011 update)
    We are confirmed in Mexico in April, 2009 and provide information about new influenza (AH1pdm) that infection spread through in all the countries of the world.
  • Q&A (the outside site) about new influenza(Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare homepage)
    It is Q&A about precautions at the time of prophylaxis and consultation from characteristic about new influenza (AH1pdm).

About bird flu (H5N1)

New influenza measures action plan, guidelines

Depending on outbreak stage of new influenza, there is "action plan" as thing which showed (policies such as way of thinking of measures, response of the department concerned, cooperation, cooperation between departments concerned) how country or the local government should act.
In addition, about measures that action plan included, there are "guidelines" as thing which showed what country and the local government, company, home, area should do more concretely.

About biological and chemical weapons

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