IASR Vol. 33, No. 2 (No. 384) February 2012

  • Situation of measles in Europe and challenges for Japan in coming years
  • Measures taken against measles epidemic in 2011—Tokyo
  • Detection of genotype D8 measles virus from a Narita International Airport employee and propagation of the virus within a family, December 2011-January 2012—Chiba
  • Coverage of routine immunization of measles-containing vaccine, final report of the 2010 nation-wide survey—MHLW
  • Interim report on measles seroepidemiology and measles vaccine coverage in the year 2011 (as of January 10, 2012)—NESVPD
  • Measures taken for increased vaccine coverage at the 3rd vaccination in junior high schools—Yamagata City
  • Measures taken by Shimane Prefecture: measles cases in 2008-2011 and a report from a high school which conducted the 4th measles vaccination to approximately 100% of the students
  • Measures taken by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for increased coverage of measles rubella vaccines: an educational leaflet to be distributed to junior high school and high school students
  • Present situation of measles in Japan detected by laboratory diagnosis in prefectural and municipal public health institutes
  • Outbreak of febrile vomiting illness with detection of echovirus 6 from fecal specimens by RT-PCR and cell culture, October-November 2011—Chiba
  • Epidemic of rubella in 2011 and measures taken—Fukuoka City
  • Food poisoning caused by Sarcocystis fayeri associated with consumption of raw horse meat, September 2011—Fukuoka

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