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Twenty-two of 1,103 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates containing the type II staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec element (SCCmec) (collected in Hokkaido, Japan, from 2008(More)
Arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) is a genomic island of staphylococcus and is considered to confer enhanced ability to survive and growth on host bacterial cells. ACME has been typically(More)
Human rotavirus B (RVB), a rare cause of diarrhea in several Asian countries, has been reported to be genetically highly conserved. However, 14 RVB strains with two distinct RNA electropherotypes E1(More)
PURPOSE In Japan, the 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) was introduced in 2010 and, in 2013, the PCV7 was replaced with the 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13). This study was conducted to(More)