Yuki Matsushima, Hideaki Shimizu, Atsuko Kano, Etsuko Nakajima, Yoko Ishimaru, Shuvra Kanti Dey, Yuki Watanabe, Fuyuka Adachi, Keiichiro Suzuki, Kohnosuke Mitani, Tsuguto Fujimoto, Tung Gia Phan, and Hiroshi Ushijima
Author affiliations: Kawasaki City Institute of Public Health, Kanagawa, Japan (Y. Matsushima, H. Shimizu, A. Kano, E. Nakajima, Y. Ishimaru); Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K. Dey, H. Ushijima); Saitama Medical School, Saitama, Japan (Y. Watanabe, F. Adachi, K. Suzuki, K. Mitani); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (T. Fujimoto); Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, California, USA (T.G. Phan)
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.