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Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010

Dispatch

Dogs as Sentinels for Human Infection with Japanese Encephalitis Virus

Hiroshi Shimoda, Yoshito Ohno, Masami Mochizuki, Hiroyuki Iwata, Masaru Okuda, and Ken MaedaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Yamaguchi University, Yoshida, Yamaguchi, Japan (H. Shimoda, Y. Ohno, H. Iwata, M. Okuda, K. Maeda); Kyoritsu Seiyaku Corporation, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (M. Mochizuki)

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Table 1

Seroprevalence of Japanese encephalitis virus among dogs (2006–2007) and cats (1997–2005), Yamaguchi, Japan*

Animals
No. examined
No. (%) positive
Dogs
Indoor 58 6 (10)
Outdoor 21 8 (38)
Both or unknown 21 3 (14)
Total
100
17 (17)
Cats 292 3 (1)

*Housing information obtained by questionnaire.

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