Kensuke Nakajima

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BACKGROUND Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is caused by SFTS virus (SFTSV), a novel bunyavirus reported to be endemic in central and northeastern China. This article describes the first identified patient with SFTS and a retrospective study on SFTS in Japan. METHODS  Virologic and pathologic examinations were performed on the patient's(More)
†Maria D Van Kerkhove1,2 Katelijn AH Vandemaele1, Vivek Shinde1, Giovanna Jaramillo-Gutierrez,1 Artemis Koukounari,2 Christl Donnelly,2 Luis O. Carlino,3 Rhonda Owen,4 Beverly Paterson,4 Louise Pelletier,5 Julie Vachon,5 Claudia Gonzalez,6 Yu Hongjie,7 Feng Zijian,7 Shuk Kwan Chuang,8 Albert Au,8 Silke Buda,9 Gerard Krause,9 Walter Haas,9 Isabelle(More)
A fatal case of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome was reported in Japan in 2013. The ensuing process of public communication offers lessons on how to balance public health needs with patient privacy and highlights the importance of multilateral collaborations between scientific and political communities.
West Nile (WN) virus has been spreading geographically to non-endemic areas in various parts of the world. However, little is known about the extent of WN virus infection in Russia. Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus, which is closely related to WN virus, is prevalent throughout East Asia. We evaluated the effectiveness of a focus reduction neutralization(More)
Accepted March 30, 2015. DOI: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2015.094 *Corresponding author: Mailing address: Laboratory of Acute Respiratory Viral Diseases and Cytokines, Department of Virology III, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Murayama Branch, 4-7-1 Gakuen, Musashimurayama, Tokyo, 208-0011, Japan. Tel: +81-42-561-0771, Fax: +81-42-567-5631, E-mail:(More)
† Maria D Van Kerkhove 1,2 , Katelijn AH Vandemaele 1 , Vivek Shinde 1 , Giovanna Jaramillo-Gutierrez 1 , Artemis Koukounari 2 , Christl Donnelly 2 , Luis O. Carlino 3 , Rhonda Owen 4 , Beverly Paterson 4 , Louise Pelletier 5 , Julie Vachon 5 , Claudia Gonzalez 6 , Yu Hongjie 7 , Feng Zijian 7 , Shuk Kwan Chuang 8 , Albert Au 8 , Silke Buda 9 , Gerard(More)
Fecal egg count reduction tests (FECRT) and larval migration inhibition tests (LMIT) were conducted to assess the efficacy of ivermectin (IVM) against gastrointestinal nematodes on 2 cattle farms in northern Japan in 2009 and 2010. Twelve to 20 calves on each farm were treated topically with 0.5 mg IVM/kg 2 (Farm 2) or 4 times (Farm 1) during the grazing(More)
BACKGROUND Since the start of the 2009 influenza A pandemic (H1N1pdm), the World Health Organization and its member states have gathered information to characterize the clinical severity of H1N1pdm infection and to assist policy makers to determine risk groups for targeted control measures. METHODS AND FINDINGS Data were collected on approximately 70,000(More)
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is categorized in the Category 1 Infectious Disease under the Act on Infectious Disease Control. Since the Act came into effect in 1999, no confirmed case of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) has been reported, though some clinical samples have been tested for VHF in the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan. Ministry of(More)
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