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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)
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)
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)
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.
Communicated by Masayuki Saijo Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an emerging respiratory disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (1–3). The outbreak has mainly remained in Saudi Ara-bia since 2012, with 1,106 laboratory confirmed cases to date, which have resulted in 421 Initially, bats were considered the(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)
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)
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