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An Outbreak of Aseptic Meningitis in Okinawa in 1993
Japanese Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
In the summer of 1993, an epidemic of aseptic meningitis had broken out in Okinawa island, the southernmost area of Japan. It started in June (or probably in May) , reached a peak early in July and subsided in August. A total of 216 specimens (cerebrospinal fluids, throat swabs and sera) was collected from the patients with aseptic meningitis and viruses were recovered from 83 specimens (38.4%) . Five isolates randomly selected were examined for the identification of the virus. The virus wasdoi:10.2149/tmh1973.21.225 fatcat:c267nholanhnrnlrgvr63wmi5u