Responses and Issues at the Time of the 2009 A(H1N1) Influenza Outbreak Mutsuko Mihashi 1 , Kaori Ohno 2 , Emiko Tatemizo 3 , Yuka Sato 1 , Atsuko Okazaki 4 , Tomoe Watanabe 5 Keyword: 2009新型インフルエンザ , 集団発生 , 感染制御 , 備え , 2009A(H1N1)influenza , outbreak , infection control , preparedness pp.71-77
Published Date 2010/5/31
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.7008200175
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 This study surveyed public health, medical and educational institutions in major 2009A (H1N1)influenza-affected areas in Japan to investigate the actual situation, actions and responses taken and problems encountered by those institutions at the time of the outbreak, and to gain suggestions regarding nursing involvement in infection control in each institution. The study was conducted with ethical approval and with informed consent from all participating institutions(4 public health, 7 educational, and 6 medical institutions)after a detailed explanation of the study's purpose. The survey was carried out either by postal questionnaires or interviews. Survey items included the infection situation as well as actions and responses taken and problems encountered. All institutions surveyed reported that since the A/H1N1 virus was of low virulence, more psychological and social problems were caused by A/H1N1 influenza than actual physical problems. The institutions surveyed also stated that to prevent outbreaks of influenza, it was essential to raise awareness of influenza among local communities, implement educational programs on a continuous basis, and build face-to-face relationships with all parties concerned.

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