Information Session on “Quarantine and Infectious Diseases while Travelling Abroad” held at TUFS

July 5, 2019

On Tuesday the 18th of June (2019), TUFS welcomed Mr. IDE Kazuhiko from the Quarantine Hygiene Division of the Tokyo Airport Quarantine Branch Office and Dr. Yamauchi from the TUFS Health Care Center to give an information session on “Quarantine and Infectious Diseases while Travelling Abroad”. This information session was targeted at both students planning to study abroad, including long term exchanges and short visits, and students planning to travel abroad in general.

The session began with a talk from Dr. Yamauchi on things to check before going abroad, things to look out for when abroad, and coping with stress when abroad.

This was followed by a talk from Mr. Ide covering many topics such as pre-departure preparation against infectious diseases (getting vaccination certificates etc), mosquito-borne infectious diseases (namely malaria) and diseases contracted from touching animals. Mr. Ide also discussed preventative immunization and ways of gathering information on infectious diseases (using the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s Quarantine Station website, “FORTH”).

Over 100 students attended this session, showing their keen interest in health and safety when travelling abroad.

※The Student Exchange Division is hoping to hold similar sessions in the future and encourage those who could not attend this time to come to the next session.