IASR Vol. 34, No.2 (No. 396) February 2013

  topic Measles in Japan, 2012

  • Measles situations in the world in 2012
  • Interim report on measles seroepidemiology and measles vaccine coverage in the FY2012 (as of January 15, 2013) – NESVPD
  • Coverage of routine immunization of measles-containing vaccine in Japan; its trend from FY2008 to FY2011, and comparison of the data as of September 2012 and as of September 2011–MHLW
  • Measles vaccination practices in different municipalities, towns and villages in Japan–a questionnaire survey, FY2008-FY2011
  • Measles outbreak initiated by importation of measles virus genotype D8 from Thailand, August-September 2012–Miyazaki
  • Measles laboratory diagnosis system established in Ibaraki Prefecture and the past 3 year experience
  • Trends of epidemic strains of measles in Japan from 2009 to 2012
  • Verifying zero occurrence of measles in Okinawa, 2010-2012
  • Revision of Special Infectious Disease Prevention Guidelines on Measles–MHLW
  • Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), a new tick-borne virus infection–the first case diagnosed in Japan, 2012
  • A new phlebovirus (SFTSV) belonging to Bunyaviridae isolated from severe fever cases in the United States in 2009
  • A new Bas-Congo virus belonging to Rhabdoviridae isolated from an acute hemorrhagic fever patient in DR Congo in 2009
  • Influenza virus type B (Yamagata lineage) isolated from an outbreak in a primary school, December 2012–Hiroshima
  • Two outbreaks of influenza virus type B (Victoria lineage), which occurred before the start of epidemic in 2012/13 season–Nagano
  • A case of Japanese male who was diagnosed as relapsing fever in Algeria in 2012–Tokyo
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