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Yamanaka A.,Miyazaki Prefectural Miyazaki Hospital | Iwakiri A.,Miyazaki Prefectural Institute for Public Health and Environment | Yoshikawa T.,Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases | Sakai K.,Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases | And 30 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

A Japanese man suffered from acute respiratory tract infection after returning to Japan from Bali, Indonesia in 2007. Miyazaki-Bali/2007, a strain of the species of Nelson Bay orthoreovirus, was isolated from the patient's throat swab using Vero cells, in which syncytium formation was observed. This is the sixth report describing a patient with respiratory tract infection caused by an orthoreovirus classified to the species of Nelson Bay orthoreovirus. Given the possibility that all of the patients were infected in Malaysia and Indonesia, prospective surveillance on orthoreovirus infections should be carried out in Southeast Asia. Furthermore, contact surveillance study suggests that the risk of human-to-human infection of the species of Nelson Bay orthoreovirus would seem to be low. © 2014 Yamanaka et al. Source

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