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Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015

Getah Virus Infection among Racehorses, Japan, 2014

Manabu NemotoComments to Author , Hiroshi Bannai, Koji Tsujimura, Minoru Kobayashi, Takuya Kikuchi, Takashi Yamanaka, and Takashi Kondo
Author affiliations: Japan Racing Association, Shimotsuke, Japan (M. Nemoto, H. Bannai, K. Tsujimura, T. Yamanaka, T. Kondo); Japan Racing Association, Miho, Japan (M. Kobayashi, T. Kikuchi)

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Number of newly febrile horses and results of RT-PCR and a virus neutralization test, Japan, 2014*

Test Sep 1–7, n = 3 Sep 8–14, n = 3 Sep 15–21, n = 12 Sep 22–28, n = 15 Sep 29–Oct 5, n = 13 Oct 6–12, n = 16 Oct 13–19, n = 7 Oct 20–26, n = 2 Oct 27–Nov 2, n = 6
RT-PCR NT NT NT 4/5† 11/13 6/16 3/7 1/2 0/6
Neutralization NT NT 4/4‡ 4/4 5/5 3/6 NT NT NT

*NT, not tested; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR.
†Number of positive samples/number of blood samples examined.
‡Number of seroconversions/number of paired serum samples examined.

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