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DECEMBER

 Because of the comfortable weather in November, we wore long sleeve T-shirt in the daytime and in the evening we wore jacket because we felt the temperature went down quickly. Increased flu, allergic nasal catarrh and allergic asthma were because of this phenomenon. Also at that time, because of the dried air, many children couldn't sleep well with uncomfortable skin which became dry suddenly.
 Type-A influenza had appeared but it doesn't start to spread yet. Type-B influenza has not appeared so far, it spreaded for 2 years. It may be starting to spread from now, therefor it is a good idea to get influenza vaccine now.
Rubella is being prevalent all over the country. If you were infected with that in your childhood, you don't need to worry about infection, but you have to be very careful about that if you have never got rubella vaccine or you have got it only once in your life. If you are a man, you have to be extra careful because you were not an object of vaccination in those days. It's easy to know if you have an antibody by taking antibody test, so if you're worry about that consult your doctor.
 Basically the schools don't make a big school project on December, though a few schools do the school excursion, at this occasion we have to prevent ourselves from infecting of influenza. Recently pneumonia is increasing. Pneumonia is third cause of a death in Japan. Children usually contract Mycoplasma pneumonia, pneumonia and viral pneumonia, so take them to your home doctor when they have wet cough which continues more than 2 weeks.
 As my opinion, both of washing hands and gargling are one action to keep the healthy living though some media report gargling is meaningless, also I think it's a good idea to make them a habit.

 I bet viral gastroenteritis will spread before influenza does.
With enough rest and good quality nutrition, have a good time during this year.  




When you return to your home,make gargling and washing hands into your habit to avoid infectious disease.

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