Jpn. J. Infect. Dis., 59 (3), 202-203, 2006

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Laboratory and Epidemiology Communications

Epidemiology and Molecular Analysis of Group A Streptococci from Patients Involved in Food-Borne Disease Outbreaks in Japan between 1996 and 2003

Daisuke Tanaka, Tomoko Shima, Junko Isobe, Masanori Watahiki*, Masakado Matsumoto 1, Miyoko Endoh2, Rumiko Okuno2, Kiyoko Ogata3 and Yoshiyuki Nagai

Deparment of Bacteriology, Toyama Institute of Health, Toyama 939-0363; 1Department of Microbiology, Aichi Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Nagoya 462-8576; 2Department of Microbiology, Tokyo Metropolitan Public Health Research Institute, Tokyo 169-0073; and 3Department of Bacteriology, The Oita Prefectural Institute of Health and Environment, Oita 870-1117, Japan

Communicated by Haruo Watanabe

(Accepted April 12, 2006)

*Corresponding author: Mailing address: Department of Bacteriology, Toyama Institute of Health, Nakataikoyama 17-1, Imizu, Toyama 939-0363, Japan. Tel: +81-766-56-8142, Fax: +81-766-56-7326, E-mail:

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