Identification

Name

National Institute of Infectious Diseases

Status

Active

Category

System

Organizations
(1) Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan) (MHLW)
Update frequency

Weekly

Created

2015-03-17 15:38:10+00:00

Modified

2016-04-01 02:21:59.926487+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

In 1947, the National Institute of Health (NIH), which was later renamed as the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, was established as a research institute attached to the Ministry of Health and Welfare for carrying out extensive and original research projects on a variety of contagious diseases from the standpoint of preventive medicine, improving human health and welfare by suppressing infectious diseases, and clarifying and supporting the scientific background of health and medical administration of the government. These functions may be summarized into 1)research activities, 2)reference services for infectious diseases, 3)surveillance of infectious diseases, 4)national control tests and other tests, 5)international cooperation, and 6)training activities.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early detection
Year start

1947

URL http://www.nih.go.jp/niid/en/aboutniid-2.html
URL (alternate) http://www.nih.go.jp/niid/en/survaillance-data-table-english.html

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Japan
Disease transmission types
(1) Ingestion
(2) Sexually transmitted
(3) Vector-borne
Disease properties
(1) Vaccine preventable
(2) Zoonotic

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Clinic/Health Care Provider Records
(2) Laboratory Records
(3) Official Reports