IASR Vol. 31, No. 5 (No. 363) May 2010

  • Classical scrub typhus that occurred in summer 2008 after a lapse of 15 years: confirmation of Leptotrombidium akamushi living in the area where the infection presumably occurred and isolation of Kato type Orientia tsutsugamushi from wild rodents—Akita
  • Rare Kawasaki type and Shimokoshi type Orientia tsutsugamushi infections in Tohoku area: investigation of trombiculid mites in the area where the infection presumably occurred—Yamagata
  • Increasing number of diagnosis of Leptotrombidium scutellare -transmitted scrub typhus that is frequent in autumn—Fukushima
  • Scrub typhus and imported rickettsiosis in 2006-2009—Kanagawa
  • The first report of scrub typhus infection presumably occurred in the central area of Tokyo Metropolis, November 2009
  • Increasing number of confirmed cases of Japanese spotted fever in 2007-2009—Mie
  • Japanese spotted fever: the first case that occurred in Tottori Prefecture in 2007 and two cases in 2008
  • Japanese spotted fever in 1999-2009—Hiroshima
  • Increasing number of Japanese spotted fever cases in 2007-2009—Kumamoto
  • A Japanese spotted fever case associated with acute infectious purpura fulminans, October 2009—Okayama
  • The first report of Rickettsia heilongjiangensis infection in Japan:confirmatory laboratory diagnosis and investigation of infection source, August 2008—Sendai City
  • Detection and identification of Rickettsia africae in skin biopsy specimens obtained from two cases that acquired infection in Mozambique through tick bite, April 2009
  • Current laboratory diagnosis of rickettsiosis in Japan and its issues
  • On securing clinical specimens on receiving report of hepatitis A cases—Notice from Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare
  • Isolation of oseltamivir-resistant influenza virus AH1pdm from a hematologic disease case, February 2010—Kitakyushu City
  • Isolation of enterovirus 71 from hand, foot and mouth disease cases, March-April 2010—Hiroshima City
  • Anisakis food poisoning associated with consumption of a sashimi set lunch, September 2009—Chiba City


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