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Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010


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 2

Seroprevalence of Japanese encephalitis virus among dogs throughout Japan, 2006–2007*

No. examined
No. (%) positive
Where dog stays
Indoors 222 18 (8)
Outdoors 234 105 (45)
Both or unknown
41 (21)
Type of area
Urban/residential 405 86 (21)
Rural 152 65 (43)
Unknown 95 13 (14)

*Housing information obtained by questionnaire.

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