Cruise ship COVID-19 cases in Japan

19 February, 2020

Dear all

I would like to share this report from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

I also note that harsh opinions have been raised by experts in infection control in Japan regarding the quarantine system in this ship and the response of the government.

Kind regards,


Guest Researcher

Epidemiology and Global Health (EpiGH)

Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine

Umeå University

SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden

TEL +46 90 786 55 11

Prof. Hajime Takeuchi, MD (Paediatrician)

School of Social Welfare

Graduate School of Social Welfare

BUKKYO University

96, Kitahananobo-cho, Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8301, Japan

TEL +81-75-366-5595 (dial-in)

HIFA Profile: Hajime Takeuchi is a Professor at the Bukkyo University in Japan. Professional interests: child public health, child poverty.

Email: takechanespid AT He is a HIFA Country Representative