Health Alert – Coronavirus Outbreak in China

January 24, 2020

Location: East Asia (China)
Event: Coronavirus Outbreak in China

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China.

A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan and human infections with 2019-nCoV have been confirmed in Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. The United States announced its first infection with 2019-nCoV detected in a traveler returning from Wuhan on January 21, 2020.

For information and guidance regarding this disease outbreak, U.S. citizens in Japan are advised to consult the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC websites. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is also closely monitoring the situation. The WHO provides country-specific disease outbreak news, including information about Japan.

Actions to Take: CDC recommendations include frequent thorough hand washing and cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands).

Additionally, ensure you have had an influenza immunization this season to minimize the chances of getting flu that may mimic coronavirus infection.

For the most up-to-date information, please consult the CDC website.

Stay Connected: Follow U.S. Embassy Tokyo American Citizen Services on Twitter and Facebook.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of either the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or one of the U.S. Consulates in Japan.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of either the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or one of the U.S. Consulates in Japan.

U.S. Embassy Tokyo
American Citizen Services
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420
Tel: 03-3224-5000
After Hours: 03-3224-5000
Fax: 03-3224-5856

The U.S. Embassy serves Americans in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Yamagata and Yamanashi.

Osaka-Kobe
11-5, Nishitenma 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543
Tel: 06-6315-5912
Fax: 06-6315-5914

Serving Americans in Osaka, Aichi, Ehime, Fukui, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Okayama, Shimane, Shiga, Tokushima, Tottori, Toyama, and Wakayama prefectures.

Nagoya
Nagoya International Center Bldg. 6th floor
1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001
Tel (052) 581-4501
Fax: (052) 581-3190

Providing emergency consular services only (including death and arrest cases) for Americans living in Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures.

Fukuoka
5-26, Ohori 2-chome
Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0052
Tel: 092-751-9331
Fax: 092-725-3772

Serving Americans in Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga and Yamaguchi prefectures.

Sapporo
Kita 1-jo, Nishi 28-chome
Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0821
Tel: 011-641-1115
Fax: 011-643-1283

Serving Americans in Akita, Aomori, Hokkaido, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.

Naha
2-1-1 Toyama, Urasoe City
Okinawa 901-2104
Phone: 098.876.4211
Fax: 098.876.4243

Serving Americans in Okinawa and the Amami Oshima Island group

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