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Herpangina surveillance in Japan, 1982-1989. A report of the national epidemiological surveillance of infectious agents in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1652037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Japan, herpangina cases increase every summer with an incidence peak in July. During the past eight years from January, 1982 to December, 1989, a total of 3,974 viruses from herpangina cases were reported from 47 participating laboratories, and coxsackie A (CA) viruses accounted for most of them, 3,055 (76.9%). The major types associated with herpangina were, in order of frequency, CA4, 10, 5, 6, 2 and 3, representing 87.2%-80.8% of total isolations reported for each respective type in this period. Eighty-four point four percent of the total virus isolations were from children at four years of age or younger. More than 80% of total CA virus isolations were from nasopharyngeal specimens and nearly 90% of the viruses were isolated in mice.
S Yamadera; K Yamashita; N Kato; M Akatsuka; K Miyamura; S Yamazaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of medical science & biology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0021-5112     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Med. Sci. Biol.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-25     Completed Date:  1991-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243706     Medline TA:  Jpn J Med Sci Biol     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Virus Diagnostic Laboratory, National Institute of Health, musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Enterovirus / isolation & purification
Herpangina / epidemiology*
Japan / epidemiology
Time Factors

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