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Imported Infectious Diseases

With the increase in the number of people coming and going overseas, opportunities for infectious diseases to be brought into Japan are increasing.

Final update date January 24, 2020

Imported Infectious Diseases

Even infectious diseases that do not occur or occur in Japan and are not prevalent, there are many infectious diseases that are resident and prevalent overseas.
(Dysentery, intestinal fist, rabies, dengue fever, malaria, measles, etc.)

With the increase in overseas travelers and the development of international exchange, reports of Japanese travelers and foreigners presumed to have been infected overseas are increasing.

In the future, further international exchange and large-scale international events are expected to increase the chances of infectious diseases being brought into Japan. It is important to work on.

Preventive measures

When going abroad

First, check the information on infectious diseases that are prevalent at your destination in advance.
There are also infectious diseases that can be prevented by vaccination and preventive medicine.
Also, be careful of local meals and insect repellents.
For more information, see this page. → "For those traveling abroad,"

For those who have many opportunities to interact with foreign customers

Many people come to Yokohama from all over the country and overseas.
There are many people in and out of accommodation and commercial facilities.
Once an infectious disease is brought in, the infection may spread to employees and facilities.
In some cases, infectious diseases that are not usually prevalent in Japan are brought in, and people working at airports and sightseeing spots have been infected.

Therefore, we have compiled measures to prevent infectious diseases and how to respond to poorly ill customers.
Please use this for measures at facilities.

Infectious Disease Control Flyers at Accommodation Facilities


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