Affiliation: Yamagata Prefectural Institute of Public Health
Matsuzaki Y, Sugawara K, Furuse Y, Shimotai Y, Hongo S, Mizuta K, et al
. Neutralizing Epitopes and Residues Mediating the Potential Antigenic Drift of the Hemagglutinin-Esterase Protein of Influenza C Virus. Viruses. 2018;10: pubmed publisher
..We also found some amino acid variations in the antigenic site of recently circulating strains with antigenic changes, suggesting that viruses that have the potential to alter antigenicity continue to circulate in humans. ..
Mizuta K, Abiko C, Murata T, Itagaki T, Katsushima N, Akiba T, et al
. Re-emergence of echovirus type 13 infections in 2002 in Yamagata, Japan. J Infect. 2003;47:243-7 pubmed
..Furthermore, results of virus isolation demonstrated that Echo13 re-emerged in around 2002 after a hiatus of several decades. ..
Mizuta K, Abiko C, Aoki Y, Murata T, Katsushima N, Sakamoto M, et al
. A slow spread of adenovirus type 7 infection after its re-emergence in Yamagata, Japan, in 1995. Microbiol Immunol. 2006;50:553-8 pubmed
..3-16.7% in 1997 and 0% in 1993. Our results suggest that a re-emergence does not always provoke a sudden major outbreak, even if the antibody-positive rate against Ad7 is low in the local community. ..
Mizuta K, Matsuzaki Y, Hongo S, Ohmi A, Okamoto M, Nishimura H, et al
. Stability of the seven hexon hypervariable region sequences of adenovirus types 1-6 isolated in Yamagata, Japan between 1988 and 2007. Virus Res. 2009;140:32-9 pubmed publisher
Mizuta K, Abiko C, Murata T, Matsuzaki Y, Itagaki T, Sanjoh K, et al
. Frequent importation of enterovirus 71 from surrounding countries into the local community of Yamagata, Japan, between 1998 and 2003. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:6171-5 pubmed
..quot; Our results suggest that the importation of EV71 from surrounding countries has had a major epidemiological impact on the local community used in our study...
Mizuta K, Abiko C, Aoki Y, Ikeda T, Itagaki T, Katsushima F, et al
. Epidemiology of parainfluenza virus types 1, 2 and 3 infections based on virus isolation between 2002 and 2011 in Yamagata, Japan. Microbiol Immunol. 2012;56:855-8 pubmed publisher
..Although no reliable techniques for the laboratory diagnosis of these infections have been established, the present results suggest that HPIV1-3 are an important causative agent of ARIs in children...