IASR Vol. 32, No. 4 (No. 374) April 2011

  • Cholera cases in Japan, January 2006-December 2010
  • Current epidemic Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor variant strains
  • Outbreak of Vibrio cholerae O1 infection traced to frozen uncooked sea urchin brought back from Philippines, August 2008—Sendai City
  • World cholera 2009 (Extract from WER)—WHO
  • Current status of cholera epidemic in Thailand
  • Vaccination with the oral inactivated cholera vaccine of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force sent to Haiti in 2011
  • A case of infantile botulism caused by Clostridium botulinum type B, January 2011—Okayama
  • Detection of toxin-nonproducing Corynebacterium diphtheriae from a case of cutaneous ulcer on the heel, October 2010—Tottori
  • Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 infection caused by hot water provided by a solar water heating, October 2010—Yokohama City

    [Focus on Taenia asiatica ]

  • Cases of Taenia asiatica , possible emerging parasitic infestation reported from Kanto area of Japan since June 2010
    1. Four cases of Taenia asiatica infestation caused by ingestion of raw cattle or pig livers, June-September 2010—Tokyo
    2. A case of Taenia asiatica infestation, August 2010—Saitama
    3. Taenia asiatica infestations that occurred one after another in a short period in Gunma and Tochigi, June 2010-February 2011

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