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Hepatitis E virus infection in wild mongooses of Okinawa, Japan: Demonstration of anti-HEV antibodies and a full-genome nucleotide sequence.
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Results suggest that mongoose should be added to the list of reservoir animals of HEV, and full-genome sequencing of the HEV isolate revealed that it segregates to a unique subgroup within genotype III. Expand
SARS-CoV-2 Genome Analysis of Japanese Travelers in Nile River Cruise
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The analysis identified two potential Egypt-related clusters from these imported cases, and these clusters were related to globally detected viruses in different countries. Expand
Isolation and characterization of Toxoplasma gondii genotypes from goats at an abattoir in Okinawa.
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Toxoplasma gondii genotypes were isolated and characterized from cephalic muscle samples collected from 24 goats slaughtered at an abattoir in Okinawa between 2008 and 2009, and after being frozen and stored at -20ºC, all samples were found to be T. Gondii-free. Expand
Distinguishing Japanese Spotted Fever and Scrub Typhus, Central Japan, 2004– 2015
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Clinical findings more frequently observed in JSF than in ST patients were purpura, palmar/plantar rash, hyponatremia, organ damage, and delayed defervescence after treatment. Expand
Isolation and molecular detection of Ehrlichia species from ticks in western, central, and eastern Japan.
Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne bacterial disease caused by pathogens of the Ehrlichia genus. Although human ehrlichiosis has not been reported in Japan, Ehrlichia spp., which are closely related toExpand
Characterization of large and small-plaque variants in the Zika virus clinical isolate ZIKV/Hu/S36/Chiba/2016
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Results indicate that the amino acid variation at position 230 in the viral polyprotein, which is located in the M protein sequence, is a molecular determinant for plaque morphology, growth property, and virulence in mice of ZIKV. Expand
Prevalence and characteristics of human parechovirus and enterovirus infection in febrile infants
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This study was conducted to elucidate the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of HPeV and EV infection in febrile young infants in Japan. Expand
The First Case of Zika Virus Isolated from a Japanese Patient Who Returned to Japan from Fiji in 2016.
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The complete genome sequence of the ZIKV isolate (ZIKV/Hu/S36/Chiba/2016), which might be the first strain to be isolated in Japan, was identified and reported. Expand
A genome epidemiological study of SARS-CoV-2 introduction into Japan
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Genome surveillance suggested that at least two distinct SARS-CoV-2 introductions from China and other countries occurred, leading to additional spread within Japan. Expand
Extremely Low Genomic Diversity of Rickettsia japonica Distributed in Japan
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The authors' data provide novel insights into the biology and genome evolution of R. japonica, including the possibilities of recent clonal expansion and a long generation time in nature due to the long dormant phase associated with tick life cycles. Expand
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