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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 A1

Virus isolation or detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in cerebrospinal fluid samples obtained from meningitis patients

Year No. of cases Virus isolation or detection by PCR
Negative Positive (detected viruses)
1999 5 2 3 (3 enteroviruses)
2000 37 24 13 (7 enteroviruses, 6 mumps virus)
2001 32 17 15 (9 enteroviruses, 6 mumps virus)
2002
96
15
81 (77 enteroviruses, 4 mumps virus)
Total 170 58 112 (96 enteroviruses, 16 mumps virus)

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