M Mase

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Surveillance of avian paramyxovirus serotype-1 in migratory waterfowls in Japan between 2011 and 2013
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Ibaraki 305 0856 United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, 1 1 Yanagido 501 1193, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 77:381-5. 2015
  2. ncbi request reprint Fowl adenoviruses isolated from chickens with inclusion body hepatitis in Japan, 2009-2010
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization NARO, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 74:1087-9. 2012
  3. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of Newcastle disease virus genotypes isolated in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3826-30. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Identification of group I-III avian adenovirus by PCR coupled with direct sequencing of the hexon gene
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 71:1239-42. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Genetic comparison of H5N1 influenza A viruses isolated from chickens in Japan and Korea
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 49:871-4. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Isolation of a genotypically unique H5N1 influenza virus from duck meat imported into Japan from China
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Virology 339:101-9. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Genetic characterization of fowl adenoviruses isolated from chickens with hydropericardium syndrome in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 71:1455-8. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of avian infectious bronchitis virus strains isolated in Japan
    M Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Arch Virol 149:2069-78. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint [Avian influenza viruses isolated in Japan]
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, Japan
    Uirusu 55:231-7. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Characterization of Fowl adenovirus serotype 4 isolated from chickens with hydropericardium syndrome based on analysis of the short fiber protein gene
    Masaji Mase
    Research Team for Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Vet Diagn Invest 22:218-23. 2010

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. pmc Surveillance of avian paramyxovirus serotype-1 in migratory waterfowls in Japan between 2011 and 2013
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Ibaraki 305 0856 United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, 1 1 Yanagido 501 1193, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 77:381-5. 2015
    ..In contrast, two isolates were classified as class I, and they were genetically closely related to strains mainly isolated in the U.S.A...
  2. ncbi request reprint Fowl adenoviruses isolated from chickens with inclusion body hepatitis in Japan, 2009-2010
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization NARO, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 74:1087-9. 2012
    ..This suggests a common ancestor for the FAdVs obtained from chickens with IBH in Japan in 2010...
  3. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of Newcastle disease virus genotypes isolated in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3826-30. 2002
    ..It can be concluded from this study that ND outbreaks in Japan have been of multiple etiologies. [All sequences used in this study were sent to DDBJ and assigned accession numbers AB 070382 to AB 074042.]..
  4. ncbi request reprint Identification of group I-III avian adenovirus by PCR coupled with direct sequencing of the hexon gene
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 71:1239-42. 2009
    ..The resulting PCR product contained diagnostically relevant hexon sequences that could be used to identify the group and type of avian adenovirus...
  5. ncbi request reprint Genetic comparison of H5N1 influenza A viruses isolated from chickens in Japan and Korea
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 49:871-4. 2005
    ..These findings indicate that the H5N1 viruses that caused the HPAI outbreaks in both Korea and Japan were derived from a common ancestor...
  6. ncbi request reprint Isolation of a genotypically unique H5N1 influenza virus from duck meat imported into Japan from China
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Virology 339:101-9. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Genetic characterization of fowl adenoviruses isolated from chickens with hydropericardium syndrome in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 71:1455-8. 2009
    ..This suggested that FAdV-4 from the HPS chickens in India and Pakistan was derived from a common ancestor, but the origin of the FAdV-4 from the HPS chickens in Japan was completely different...
  8. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of avian infectious bronchitis virus strains isolated in Japan
    M Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Arch Virol 149:2069-78. 2004
    ..One group is indigenous to Japan and could not be placed within the known existing groups in other countries. The remaining two groups, which have emerged recently, are related to isolates in China and Taiwan...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Avian influenza viruses isolated in Japan]
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, Japan
    Uirusu 55:231-7. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Characterization of Fowl adenovirus serotype 4 isolated from chickens with hydropericardium syndrome based on analysis of the short fiber protein gene
    Masaji Mase
    Research Team for Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Vet Diagn Invest 22:218-23. 2010
    ..The use of PCR-RFLP analysis of short fiber genes may be useful to distinguish among FAdV-4 strains...
  11. ncbi request reprint A novel genotype of avian infectious bronchitis virus isolated in Japan in 2009
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 72:1265-8. 2010
    ..Furthermore, none of the antisera used in this study neutralized the index isolate (JP/Ibaraki/168-1/2009) in virus neutralization tests. These results suggest that the isolates are a novel IBV genotype in Japan (designated JP-IV)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the fusion protein gene of Newcastle disease viruses isolated in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 73:47-54. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Genotyping of Newcastle disease viruses isolated from 2001 to 2007 in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 71:1101-4. 2009
    ..The single isolate from a wild cormorant was also classified into genotype VII, although it was different from the recent NDV epidemic strain in Japan...
  14. pmc Characterization of H9N2 influenza A viruses isolated from chicken products imported into Japan from China
    M Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Epidemiol Infect 135:386-91. 2007
    ..These findings emphasize the importance of surveillance for avian influenza virus in this region, and of quarantining imported chicken products as potential sources for the introduction of influenza virus...
  15. ncbi request reprint Recent H5N1 avian influenza A virus increases rapidly in virulence to mice after a single passage in mice
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Gen Virol 87:3655-9. 2006
    ..This revealed that it might be useful to characterize the recovered virus to assess its potential pathogenicity to mammals...
  16. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity of avian infectious bronchitis viruses in Japan based on analysis of s2 glycoprotein gene
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 71:287-91. 2009
    ..This suggested that genetic recombination between the virus strains classified into different genetic groups had occurred in poultry, and that recombinant viruses might be epidemic in Japan...
  17. ncbi request reprint Existence of avian infectious bronchitis virus with a European-prevalent 4/91 genotype in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 70:1341-4. 2008
    ..The remaining group is related to the 4/91 (also known as 793/B) type, prevalent mainly in European countries, and has not been identified in Japan until now...
  18. ncbi request reprint Protection of chickens against very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) and Marek's disease virus (MDV) with a recombinant MDV expressing IBDV VP2
    K Tsukamoto
    Department of Virology, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Japan
    Virology 257:352-62. 1999
    ..These results demonstrate that an effective and safe recombinant herpesvirus-based IBD vaccine could be constructed by expressing the VP2 antigen at the US2 site of the CVI-988 vaccine strain...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dual-viral vector approach induced strong and long-lasting protective immunity against very virulent infectious bursal disease virus
    K Tsukamoto
    Department of Virology, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 0856, Japan
    Virology 269:257-67. 2000
    ..These results indicate that the dual-viral vector approach is useful for quickly and safely inducing strong and long-lasting protective immunity against vvIBDV in chickens...
  20. ncbi request reprint No evidence for adaptation of current egg drop syndrome 1976 viruses to chickens
    K Tsukamoto
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Avian Dis 48:220-3. 2004
    ..Our data suggested that the EDS virus was maintained without discernible changes for the last two decades in the field...
  21. ncbi request reprint Proliferation of lung macrophages in acute fatal viral infections in chickens
    K Nakamura
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Avian Dis 45:813-8. 2001
    ..This syndrome may be categorized as "virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome."..
  22. ncbi request reprint Pathology of fatal highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus infection in large-billed crows (Corvus macrorhynchos) during the 2004 outbreak in Japan
    N Tanimura
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856 Japan
    Vet Pathol 43:500-9. 2006
    ..Thus we concluded that highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was associated with clinical disease, severe pathologic changes, and death in the 3 crows...
  23. doi request reprint Pathologic and immunohistochemical studies of Newcastle disease (ND) in broiler chickens vaccinated with ND: severe nonpurulent encephalitis and necrotizing pancreatitis
    K Nakamura
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Vet Pathol 45:928-33. 2008
    ..Severe nonpurulent encephalitis with extensive rarefaction and malacia, and necrotizing pancreatitis in the present case may suggest a close possibly causal relation with vaccination...
  24. ncbi request reprint Partial protection against challenge with the highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus isolated in Japan in chickens infected with the H9N2 influenza virus
    K Imai
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Arch Virol 152:1395-400. 2007
    ..p.c., respectively. This study shows that the H9N2 viruses may have the potential to induce cross-protection to the challenge with a recent lethal H5N1 virus (genotype V)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Identification of a genetic determinant of pathogenicity in chicken anaemia virus
    S Yamaguchi
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 1 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Gen Virol 82:1233-8. 2001
    ..Low-pathogenic CAV, based on an infectious DNA clone, is a candidate for a genetically homogeneous and stable CAV live vaccine...
  26. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic necrosis and ventricular erosion in adenovirus-associated hydropericardium syndrome of broilers
    K Nakamura
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibarakai, Japan
    Vet Pathol 39:403-6. 2002
    ..The pathologic changes of the present cases differ from previous cases of HPS; therefore, the present strain of GIAAV may have different pathogenicity for chickens than the previous virus strain of HPS...
  27. ncbi request reprint Gizzard nematodiasis in Japanese mountain hawk eagle (Spizaetus nipalensis)
    K Nakamura
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Avian Dis 45:751-4. 2001
    ..The morphology suggests that the parasites may be nematodes, but the species of nematode could not be confirmed. The bird may have died from malabsorption and respiratory damage as a result of the gizzard and lung lesions...
  28. pmc Imported parakeets harbor H9N2 influenza A viruses that are genetically closely related to those transmitted to humans in Hong Kong
    M Mase
    Department of Virology, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Virol 75:3490-4. 2001
    ..Thus, influenza A viruses with the potential to be transmitted directly to humans may be circulating in captive birds worldwide...
  29. ncbi request reprint Low pathogenicity H5N2 avian influenza outbreak in Japan during the 2005-2006
    Masatoshi Okamatsu
    Research Team for Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization NARO, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Vet Microbiol 124:35-46. 2007
    ..These results suggested that the H5N2 LPAI viruses isolated in Japan were highly adapted to chickens...
  30. ncbi request reprint Impact of different husbandry conditions on contact and airborne transmission of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus to chickens
    K Tsukamoto
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 0856 Japan
    Avian Dis 51:129-32. 2007
    ..These data together with field observations suggested that number of infected chickens, chicken house types, and amount of environmental contamination might affect the virus transmission efficiency to chickens...
  31. pmc Avian nephritis virus (ANV) as a new member of the family Astroviridae and construction of infectious ANV cDNA
    T Imada
    Department of Virology, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Virol 74:8487-93. 2000
    ..These observations suggested that the ANV (G-4260 strain) is a new genus of the family Astroviridae...
  32. ncbi request reprint Reproduction of hydropericardium syndrome in three-week-old cyclophosphamide-treated specific-pathogen-free chickens by adenoviruses from inclusion body hepatitis
    Kikuyasu Nakamura
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Avian Dis 47:169-74. 2003
    ..From the present findings, pathogenic characteristics of IBH strains and HPS strains in the chickens were essentially the same...
  33. ncbi request reprint Experimental assessment of the pathogenicity of H5N1 influenza A viruses isolated in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Avian Dis 49:582-4. 2005
    ..However, both the mean time of onset of clinical signs and the mean death time of Ck/Yamaguchi/7/04 were shorter than those of Dk/Yokohama/aq10/03...
  34. doi request reprint Corneal Opacity in Domestic Ducks Experimentally Infected With H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus
    Y Yamamoto
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Japan
    Vet Pathol 53:65-76. 2016
    ..Results suggest that corneal opacity is a characteristic and frequent finding in domestic ducks infected with the H5N1 HPAI virus. Confirming this ocular change may improve the detection rate of infected domestic ducks in the field. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Control of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, caused by the virus sub-type H5N1, in Japan in 2004
    A Nishiguchi
    Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Rev Sci Tech 24:933-44. 2005
    ..However, during the eradication campaign, some key issues arose, such as delays in notification by the affected farmers. As a result of these experiences, the relevant laws and HPAI Control Manual have been appropriately revised...
  36. pmc Complete, long-lasting protection against lethal infectious bursal disease virus challenge by a single vaccination with an avian herpesvirus vector expressing VP2 antigens
    K Tsukamoto
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Virol 76:5637-45. 2002
    ....
  37. pmc Avian influenza virus (H5N1) replication in feathers of domestic waterfowl
    Yu Yamamoto
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:149-51. 2008
    ..Together with virus isolation from the skin, the detection of viral antigens and ultrastructural observation of the virions in the feather epidermis raise the possibility of feathers as sources of infection...
  38. ncbi request reprint Pathology of specific-pathogen-free chickens inoculated with H5N1 avian influenza viruses isolated in Japan in 2004
    Kikuyasu Nakamura
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Avian Dis 52:8-13. 2008
    ..This study suggests H5N1 HPAI viruses isolated in Japan in 2004 cause pathologic conditions similar to natural cases...
  39. pmc Use of reverse transcriptase PCR to subtype N1 to N9 neuraminidase genes of avian influenza viruses
    Kenji Tsukamoto
    Research Team for Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 47:2301-3. 2009
    ..2%) in a subtype-specific manner. This technique successfully subtyped all 167 recent avian influenza viruses isolated from birds. Subtype specificity was confirmed by sequence analyses of all 285 PCR products...
  40. pmc Subtyping of avian influenza viruses H1 to H15 on the basis of hemagglutinin genes by PCR assay and molecular determination of pathogenic potential
    Kenji Tsukamoto
    Research Team for Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3048-55. 2008
    ..These advancements will enable general diagnostic laboratories to subtype AI viruses for the surveillance in wild aquatic birds...
  41. ncbi request reprint Pathogenesis in call ducks inoculated intranasally with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus and transmission by oral inoculation of infective feathers from an infected call duck
    Yu Yamamoto
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 0856 Japan
    Avian Dis 51:744-9. 2007
    ..It also suggests that feathers of call ducks infected with Ck/Yama/7/04 can be a potential source of infection for unaffected birds in nature...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pathology and microbiology of dermal squamous cell carcinoma in young brown chickens reared on reused litter
    Kikuyasu Nakamura
    National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Avian Dis 54:1120-4. 2010
    ..No viruses could be isolated from the skin with DSCC. This study suggests that the chicken breed, reused litter, and season may be associated with the incidence of DSCC in brown chickens...
  43. ncbi request reprint Experimental gizzard erosions in specific-pathogen-free chicks by serotype 1 group I avian adenoviruses from broilers
    Kikuyasu Nakamura
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Avian Dis 46:893-900. 2002
    ..These results suggest that gizzard erosions by serotype 1 GIAAV infection may occur in broiler chickens in Japan...
  44. pmc Persistence of avian influenza virus (H5N1) in feathers detached from bodies of infected domestic ducks
    Yu Yamamoto
    National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:5496-9. 2010
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Presence of avian pneumovirus subtypes A and B in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Avian Dis 47:481-4. 2003
    ..Several routes or sources are conceivable for APV to invade into Japan...
  46. ncbi request reprint Characterization of H5N1 influenza A viruses isolated during the 2003-2004 influenza outbreaks in Japan
    Masaji Mase
    Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    Virology 332:167-76. 2005
    ..e., genotype Z) and that these highly pathogenic viruses can be transmitted to crows, which are highly susceptible to these viruses...
  47. pmc Association of increased pathogenicity of Asian H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in chickens with highly efficient viral replication accompanied by early destruction of innate immune responses
    Koutaro Suzuki
    Research Team for Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health NIAH, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization NARO, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Virol 83:7475-86. 2009
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Severe nonpurulent encephalitis with mortality and feather lesions in call ducks (Anas platyrhyncha var. domestica) inoculated intravenously with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Yu Yamamoto
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 0856 Japan
    Avian Dis 51:52-7. 2007
    ..Feather lesions with viral antigens and the virus isolation from the skin suggest that Ck/Yama/ 7/04 has a predilection for feathers in call ducks...
  49. doi request reprint Genetic diversity and classification of the outer capsid glycoprotein VP7 of porcine group B rotaviruses
    Kazufumi Kuga
    Research Team for Viral Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 3050856, Japan
    Arch Virol 154:1785-95. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report to describe the gene sequences and typing of porcine GBR VP7s...
  50. ncbi request reprint Characterization of H5N2 influenza A viruses isolated from chickens in Japan
    Masatoshi Okamatsu
    Research Team for Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba 305 0856, Japan
    Avian Dis 51:474-5. 2007
    ..The virus was reisolated from tracheal and cloacal swabs of experimentally inoculated chickens and efficiently transmitted to sentinel chickens in adjacent cages...
  51. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of diagnostic tests for avian influenza using the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) Method in an emergency surveillance
    Takehisa Yamamoto
    Epidemiological Research Team, National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Ibaraki Ken, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 69:673-5. 2007
    ..99), while the specificities were high for both tests (0.96 for AGP and 0.90 for HI). Based on the low sensitivity of the AGP test, the HI test was used for primary screening in later stages of the epidemic...
  52. pmc Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) isolated from whooper swans, Japan
    Yuko Uchida
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Japan
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1427-9. 2008
    ..Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of the H5N1 subtype was isolated from specimens of the affected birds. The hemagglutinin (HA) gene of the isolate belongs to clade 2.3.2 in the HA phylogenetic tree...
  53. pmc Detecting avian influenza virus (H5N1) in domestic duck feathers
    Yu Yamamoto
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1671-2. 2008