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)
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.
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)