Our office will be closed for the Summer Holidays between Saturday, July 30th through Sunday, August 7th. We will reopen on Monday, August 8th, 2016. Physician availability will be limited towards the end of July so place your appointments well in advance. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance during this period. Thank you very much for your kind understanding and cooperation.
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi which affects 21.5 million people each year. Most cases are acquired while traveling internationally in the developing world. You can get typhoid fever if you eat food or drink beverages that have been contaminated. The infection is common in areas of the world where water is likely to be contaminated with sewage. If you are traveling to a country where typhoid is common, you should consider being vaccinated against typhoid.
It is recommended to vaccinate 1-2 weeks prior to possible exposure. The vaccine will last for approximately 3 years.
You can receive your Typhoid vaccine here at the American Clinic Tokyo. Currently, the following product is in stock: SANOFI PASTEUR’S TYPHOID VACCINE, TYPHIM VI®
WHO organizes an advisory group of experts to analyze influenza virus surveillance data generated by the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), and issues recommendations on the composition of the influenza vaccines for the following influenza season. The following strains have been released so vaccine manufacturing will start according to these recommendations.
- A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
- A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus
- B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
We expect to have the regular injectable vaccines by October of 2016. We are also accepting reservations for FLUMIST (Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine, import) but do not know exactly when they will arrive. We will notify our patients according to our reservation list so please call as soon as possible. Supplies will be limited.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a leading cause of respiratory infections, including “walking pneumonia.” There has been an outbreak in Tokyo and a large number of patients have been observed this season. This outbreak can continue and can also be recurrent. Common symptoms are, cough, throat pain, nasal discharge, ear pain and breathing difficulty. Diagnostic testing (rapid immunochromatographic antigen test) is not routinely performed so many patients can go unrecognized for long periods of time. Commonly used antibiotics may not be effective. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections can be difficult to diagnose and treat, so be sure to discuss treatment strategies with your physician.
Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites like Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya, dengue, Zika, and malaria. If you are traveling to an area where mosquitoes are active, be sure to protect yourself and your family from the most deadliest creature on the planet. It has been estimated that mosquitos transmit diseases to almost 700 million people annually resulting in 2 to 3 million deaths every year. The following travel tips from CDC can save your life. A must read before you travel!
Starting April 2016, the American Clinic Tokyo will be open 5 days a week. General Medicine (Dr. Grant Mikasa) will be available Monday thru Friday. Psychiatry (Dr. Andrew Kissane www.tokyomentalhealth.com) will be available every Thursday. “Emotionally Calming Breathing Exercises” (Dr. Lena Akai) will be every Thursday. We ask for your kind cooperation to place an appointment in advance as we are an appointment based clinic. Our medical team is excited to be able to present these new services to you.
For appointments, please call 03-6441-0969 or email us at email@example.com with your name, date of birth, contact number (or email address), and reason for visit. Ask for “Toshi” (business manager) if you need directions, clarification of fees or have a special request.
We need to catch it early to treat effectively. Early antiviral treatment is known to shorten the duration of symptoms. It also reduces the risk for complications including otitis media, pneumonia and hospitalizations. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, try reaching us as soon as possible. Please notify the receptionist that you may have the flu.