Molecular epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis in East Asia.

  title={Molecular epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis in East Asia.},
  author={Kouichi Morita},
  volume={27 50},
Japanese encephalitis virus is genetically divided into five genotypes. Until the early 1990s, only genotype-3 JE virus was identified in Japan, then, the genotype shifted to type-1 countrywide. Based on our molecular epidemiological study of JEV in Vietnam, China, and Japan, 8 subgroups of genotype 1 JEVs are circulating in East Asia and, at least, 4 of these subgroups are chronologically related and frequently introduced to Japan through China. Possibly, this subgroup distribution is due to… CONTINUE READING

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