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surveillance of jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus in sheep in hokkaido, the northern island of japan.surveillance of jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (jsrv) infection was performed by polymerase chain reaction (pcr) of blood dna samples collected from 40 sheep and goats in 10 different flocks in hokkaido, the northern island of japan. no exogenous (oncogenic) jsrv sequence was detected by the pcr in these samples, while the ovine endogenous retrovirus sequence was successfully amplified in all samples. our paper is the first demonstration of jsrv surveillance in japan, and shows no evidence of oncog ...201121712639
serological evidence of coxiella burnetii infection in wild animals in japan.one hundred and thirty-four (26%) of 511 sera from 11 wild animal species in eight prefectures in japan had antibody titers to coxiella burnetii by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. high prevalences were observed in japanese black bears (ursus thibetanus) (78%), hokkaido deer (cervus nippon yesoensis) (69%), japanese hares (lepus brachyurus) (63%), japanese deer (cervus nippon centralis) (56%), and to some extent in japanese monkeys (macaca fuscata) (28%). a low prevalence (13%) was observe ...19938355353
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