Jpn. J. Infect. Dis., 60 (1), 70-71, 2007

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Laboratory and Epidemiology Communications

Detection of Japanese Encephalitis Virus Antibody in a Pig on Yonaguni Island, Where All Pigs Were Slaughtered in 1997

Minoru Nidaira*, Katsuya Taira, Itaru Onodera1, Takashi Morikawa2, Kiyomasa Itokazu, Jun Kudaka and Atsushi Ohno

Department of Biological Science, Okinawa Prefectural Institute of Health and Environment, Okinawa 901-1202; 1Okinawa Prefectural Central Meat Inspection Office, Okinawa 901-1202; and 2Okinawa Prefectural Yaeyama Welfare Public Health Center, Yonaguni Residence, Okinawa 907-1801, Japan

Communicated by Ichiro Kurane

(Accepted January 9, 2007)


*Corresponding author: Mailing address: Department of Biological Science, Okinawa Prefectual Institute of Health and Environment 2085 Ozato, Nanjo-city, Okinawa 901-1202, Japan. Tel: +81-98-945-0785, Fax: +81-968-945-9366, E-mail: nidairam@pref.okinawa.lg.jp


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