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Epidemiological investigation and phylogenetic analysis of the human bocavirus detected from children presenting with respiratory symptoms in Mie Prefecture, Japan between 2010 and 2013

Takuya YANO1), Hitoshi OCHIAI2), Masahiro WATANABE3), Toshiaki IHARA4)

In order to understand the epidemiology of the human bocavirus (HBoV), 763 pediatric patients seeking treatment for respiratory infectious diseases in Mie Prefecture between 2010 and 2013 were surveyed, as part of the Mie Prefecture Project for the surveillance of infectious diseases.
Twenty-five of the 763 (3.3%) patients were found to be HBoV positive.
Of these, four were identified in 2010, five in 2011, nine in 2012 and seven in 2013. Most of the HBoV cases tended to be detected in spring and early summer.

1) Mie Prefecture Health and Environment Research Institute
2) Ochiai Pediatric Clinics
3) Suzuka Kodomo Clinics
4) National Hospital Organization Mie National Hospital

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Received April 23, 2014
Accepted June 26, 2014

26 (3):369─375,2014