Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases at the Shelter – 70

March 24, 2011 14:00
Multilingual Support Center for the Tohoku Earthquake out at Pacific Ocean
Disaster Information 70th Translation Edition

Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases at the Shelter

Living in the Shelter can sometimes cause fatigue due to insufficient rest or food. With so many people living in close proximity, it is important to prevent the spread of influenza, cold, diarrhea and other infectious diseases.

To prevent the spread of infectious diseases (eg influenza, cold, or diarrhea caused by the Norovirus):
(1) Wash your hands after using the toilet, before meals, and after assisting
children or the elderly in the toilet.
※ In the event of suspension of water supply, use an alcohol-based antiseptic handwash or clean your hands using wet tissue instead.
(2) Wear a mask
※ Should masks be in shortage, those displaying symptoms such as fever, cough,
sneezing, and runny nose should wear the masks.
   ※ Where masks are unavailable, cover both your mouth and nose using a handkerchief or tissue paper and turn to make sure nobody is in your direction within 1m when you cough or sneeze. Used tissue paper should be immediately disposed of in the dustbin.
(3) Vomit and stool should be handled with gloves and masks on as far as possible.
(4) Open the windows sometimes every day to allow ventilation.
(5) When making onigiri rice balls or handling food, use gloves to minimize the possibility
of germs or bacteria being passed on.
(6) Processed foods that require heating should be properly heated before eating.

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