IASR Vol. 32, No. 2 (No. 372) February 2011

  • Present situation of the global measles elimination and the role of the global measles-rubella laboratory network
  • Monitoring progress towards measles elimination—WHO
  • Measles sero-surveillance and measles vaccine coverage in the year 2010—NESVPD
  • Coverage of routine measles-rubella immunization, final report of the 2009 nation-wide survey—MHLW
  • Challenges to the measles laboratory diagnosis during the process of the measles elimination
  • Measles laboratory activities in prefectural and municipal public health institutes towards the measles elimination; present situation and challenges
  • On laboratory diagnosis of measles—procurement of laboratory specimens for PCR diagnosis—Notification from Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases Control Division, MHLW
  • Genotype D4 measles virus imported from India, a clinical case report, December 2010—Sapporo City
  • Measles outbreak caused by genotype D9 measles virus imported from Philippines, November-December 2010—Aichi
  • Akita Prefecture's new activities toward further improvement of measles vaccination coverage—providing the next vaccination schedule searchable on the internet and portable phones
  • Local spread of influenza B/Victoria lineage, November 2010—Yokohama City
  • Isolation of influenza B/Yamagata lineage from an outbreak in a primary school towards the end of October 2010—Mie Prefecture
  • On amendment of Order for Enforcement of the Infectious Diseases Control Law and the Quarantine Law: inclusion of Chikungunya fever in the category IV and multi-drug-resistant Acinetobacter infection in the category V infectious diseases—Notification from Health Service Bureau, MHLW

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