Acute respiratory infections due to enterovirus 68 in Yamagata, Japan between 2005 and 2010

Tatsuya Ikeda, Katsumi Mizuta, Chieko Abiko, Yoko Aoki, Tsutomu Itagaki, Fumio Katsushima, Yuriko Katsushima, Yoko Matsuzaki, Naoko Fuji, Tadatsugu Imamura, Hitoshi Oshitani, Masahiro Noda, Hirokazu Kimura, Tadayuki Ahiko

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To clarify the epidemiology of enterovirus 68 (EV68), which is one of the most rarely identified enteroviruses, virus isolation and molecular screening using RT-PCR was performed on 6307 respiratory specimens collected at pediatric clinics in Yamagata, Japan between 2005 and 2010. In the years 2005-2009, 10, 1, 2, 0, and 2 (40) EV68-positive cases, respectively, were identified by RT-PCR. In 2010, 40 cases were identified altogether: 2 by isolation only, 26 by RT-PCR only, and 12 by both isolation and RT-PCR. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that plural genetically distinct clusters co-circulated. These results suggest that that difficulty in EV68 isolation leads to an underestimation of the prevalence of EV68 infections.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)139-143
ページ数5
ジャーナルMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
56
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 2月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 微生物学
  • 免疫学
  • ウイルス学

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