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Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 May;21(5):883-5. doi: 10.3201/eid2105.141975.

Getah Virus Infection among Racehorses, Japan, 2014.

Abstract

An outbreak of Getah virus infection occurred among racehorses in Japan during September and October 2014. Of 49 febrile horses tested by reverse transcription PCR, 25 were positive for Getah virus. Viruses detected in 2014 were phylogenetically different from the virus isolated in Japan in 1978.

KEYWORDS:

Alphavirus; Getah virus; Japan; horse; mosquitoes; outbreak; vaccine; vector-borne infections; viruses

PMID:
25898181
PMCID:
PMC4412242
DOI:
10.3201/eid2105.141975
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