Emiko Iwasaki

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To estimate the human health burden of foodborne infections caused by Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Japan, an epidemiological study was conducted in Miyagi Prefecture. Laboratory-confirmed infections among patients with diarrhea caused by the three pathogens were ascertained from two clinical laboratories in the prefecture from(More)
Most cases of acute gastroenteritis and foodborne disease are not ascertained by public health surveillance because the ill person does not always seek medical care and submit a stool sample for testing, and the laboratory does not always test for or identify the causative organism. We estimated the total burden of acute gastroenteritis in Miyagi(More)
Human have struggled against many infectious diseases such as cholera, plague, dysentery and yellow fever for a long time. And we have spent a lot of energy to control these infectious diseases and developed various tool for them. One of these efforts was Quarantine system that was established in 14th century in Europe. But during recent days, we are(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examines the public acceptance of smallpox vaccinations in the event of a terrorist attack using smallpox. The article also provides public health professionals with the information necessary for such smallpox management. METHODS A questionnaire survey was conducted in a city in Japan asking about prospective action when smallpox(More)
Effect of alcohols on acetate oxidation by the resting cells was studied.Acetobacter aceti M-7 could oxidize ethanol, n-propanol, n-butanol and n-pentanol. Ethanol was completely oxidized to carbon dioxide and water. n-Propanol, n-butanol and n-pentanol were oxidized to the corresponding acids, respectively. Moreover, these three n-alcohols all did not(More)