Setsuko Kitaoka

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Seventeen species of Japanese ixodid ticks of the genera Amblyomma, Boophilus, Haemaphysalis, Ixodes, and Rhipicephalus were reared in the laboratory under almost the same cultural conditions. Their major biological characters, such as feeding, molting, oviposition, and hatching, were summarized in tables. There were some differences in these bionomics(More)
Human rotavirus isolates, KUN , MO, and Wa strains were found to agglutinate erythrocytes of the day-old chicken and adult goose, optimally at pH 6.6. Only those fractions containing double-shelled rotavirus particles isolated by isopycnic centrifugation in cesium chloride had hemagglutinating activity. Trypsin treatment decreased the hemagglutination titer(More)
A cell lysate prepared from MA104 cells that had been infected with human rotavirus KUN strain (HRV-KUN) contained a 35-kilodalton protein capable of binding to MA104 cells. The binding of the 35-kilodalton protein was inhibited by a serotype 2-specific antiserum but not by antisera to other serotypes. Not only trypsin-treated, infectious HRV-KUN but also(More)
Unfed Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks were collected from the soil of pasture during the winter and their salivary glands were examined by the methyl green pyronin staining method in order to detect overwintering of Theileria sergenti, the causative agent of bovine theileriosis in Japan. A transmission experiment was carried out using these ticks applied to(More)
BACKGROUND Seroepidemiological studies have revealed that influenza C virus is widely distributed globally. However, because the isolation of this virus is difficult, there have been few reports on its clinical features. METHODS Between December 1990 and November 2004, 84,946 respiratory-tract specimens were obtained from patients < or = 15 years old. On(More)
A climatologic analysis of human rotavirus infection in inpatients with acute diarrhea was conducted over a seven-year period. The infection frequency appeared to be related to temperature, but not to relative humidity. Human rotavirus infection was found to appear abruptly when the mean temperature of any 10-day period became less than 5 C (November or(More)