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Epidemics of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis due to a coxsackievirus A24 variant occurred in July-November, 1985 and August-October, 1986 in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. This is the first report of an acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis epidemic due to a coxsackievirus A24 variant in Japan The epidemic involved most islands of the prefecture. The prefectural(More)
Human periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts, cultured from extracted healthy premolars, and a cloned osteogenic cell line (MC3T3-E1) were used in this study to determine the effect of intermittent pressure on bone resorption. Cells (1 x 10(5] were incubated with BGJb medium in the presence or absence of the following factors: intermittent negative (-30(More)
A method for assaying neutralizing antibody against variola virus was established by focus counting on HeLa cell cultures. The ND(50) titre, i.e., the serum dilution endpoint to give a 50% reduction in the number of foci, was determined with excellent reproducibility.Groups of students 19-20 years of age were revaccinated by the multiple pressure method(More)
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