Author affiliations: National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (S. Ando, A. Sakata, A. Takano, H. Kawabata, N. Hanaoka, H. Watanabe, I. Kurane, T. Kishimoto); Sendai Medical Center, Sendai, Japan (M. Kurosawa, W. Saitou); Ohara General Hospital, Fukushima, Japan (H. Fujita); Sendai City Institute of Public Health, Sendai (K. Sakai, M. Sekine, M. Katsumi); Fukui University, Fukui, Japan (Y. Yano, N. Takada); Gifu University, Gifu, Japan (A. Takano, H. Kawabata, H. Watanabe); 1These authors contributed equally to this article.
Figure 2. Distribution of reported Japanese spotted fever cases in Japan (≈2008). Prefectures in which Japanese spotted fever cases were reported up to 2008 are shown in black; Fukui, Aomori, and Miyagi prefectures are shown in gray. The map was drawn by using data on reported infectious diseases in Japan (http://idsc.nih.go.jp/idwr/pdf-j.html).
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