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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Dispatch

Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Meningitis Patients, Japan

Masaru Kuwayama*Comments to Author , Mikako Ito†, Shinichi Takao*, Yukie Shimazu*, Shinji Fukuda*, Kazuo Miyazaki*, Ichiro Kurane†, and Tomohiko Takasaki†
Author affiliations: *Hiroshima Prefectural Institute of Health and Environment, Hiroshima, Japan; †National Institute of infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

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Table 2

Summary of the meningitis patients from whom Japanese encephalitis virus genome was detected by reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction

Number Age (y) Sex Date of onset Sampling date Fever (°C)
1 3 Male Aug. 5, 2000 Aug. 7, 2000 40
2 2 Female Aug. 27, 2000 Aug. 7, 2000 Unknown
3 4 Male Sep. 14, 2000 Sep. 14, 2000 39.5
4 6 Female Aug. 4, 2000 Aug. 7, 2000 37

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