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Psychological impacts of the earthquake in Kumamoto

2016.04.25

For International Students;
 
Natural disasters like the recent earthquake in Japan have a profound and lasting psychological impact on individuals and on communities.
The disaster had a devastating immediate effect on the people of Japan, but the true psychological impact will be felt "for some time to come."
 
Major reaction responses to disaster can be;
-Intense or unpredictable feelings.
-Changes to thoughts and behavior patterns.
-Sensitivity to environmental factors
-Strained interpersonal relationships.
-Stress-related physical symptoms
 
Following website provides basic information about common reactions and some coping tips.
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx
 
The Counseling and Health Center, Kyushu University (CHC) provides mental health care and counseling in English, Chinese and Japanese after disaster.
※Advance reservation is required.
For more information, please contact the Counseling and Health Center.
http://www.chc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/
 
When you have difficulty to access to CHC,
please contact to International Student and Researcher Support Center.
http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/supportcenter/en/contact
About Regular Medical Checkup for Students, 2016

2016.03.31

We renewed the information about the medical checkup for students. Please make sure to have checkup for your health. Please go to the web link referenced below for details.
http://www.chc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/student/
 
About Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

2015.06.24

As widely known, infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus is spreading in Korea[1]. According to the report of joint investigation by WHO and Korean government, the cause of infection spread could have been the delay of initial response, excessive concentration of patients at medical institutions as well as infected patients’ behavior by visiting one medical institution after another. As of now, most patients got infected within medical institutions, thus there supposed to be low possibility of infection among tourists. However, when you visit countries where MERS is developing[2], please take prevention measures below as you do with other infection diseases.  

        1. Build up body resistance by taking adequate rest and nourishment.
        2. Maintain hygiene with arms and fingers
        3. Keep out of the crowd as much as possible and encourage use of a mask
        4. Avoid contacting patients with symptom of coughs or sneezes

 
Besides, if you have symptom of fever or coughs when you return to Japan, please have consultation in quarantine office at the airport or the port. One of the causes of infection spread in Korea is attributed to inadequate restriction on movement of initial patients and the contacts. In case you experience symptom of fever or coughs within 14days after the return to Japan, please contact a nearby public healthcare center and receive instruction.
Relevant information will be updated in “Kouiki Jyouhou (Wide-area information)” at Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Overseas Safety HP[3]. Please check latest information there.
 
[1] Message from Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare :
  http://www.mhlw.go.jp/bunya/kenkou/kekkaku-kansenshou19/mers.html
 
[2] Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Quarantine office HP (Please check latest information about MERS-prevalence countries here) :
  http://www.forth.go.jp/news/2015/02021049.html
 
[3] Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Overseas Safety HP :
  http://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp
 
 
 
 
About Regular Medical Checkup for Students, 2015

2015.03.06

We renewed the information about the medical checkup for students. Please make sure to have checkup for your health. Please go to the web link referenced below for details.
http://www.chc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/student/index.html
 
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