Infectious disease risk in North Korea

A new study on the infectious disease risk in the Democratic Republic of Korea has been accepted! Good news!

Nishiura H, Lee H, Yuan B, Endo A, Akhmetzhanov AR, Chowell G. Infectious disease risks among refugees from North Korea. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2017; in press.

test and treat approach


Nah K, Nishiura H, Tsuchiya N, Asai Y, Imamura A. Test-and-treat approach to HIV/AIDS: A primer for mathematical modeling. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2017; in press (doi: 10.1186/s12976-017-0062-9).

Asymptomatic ratio of norovirus infection

Our intern student, Panther (or to be more precise, Fuminari Miura) did it to publish a statistical modeling study of norovirus asymptomatic ratio. Congrats!

Miura F, Matsuyama R, Nishiura H. Estimating the asymptomatic ratio of norovirus infection during foodborne outbreaks with laboratory testing in Japan. Journal of Epidemiology 2017; in press.

Subclinical infection with TBEV

A joint study with Hokkaido U Veterinary Medicine (Dept of public health) and Self-Defense Force (Northern Army) has been accepted for publication in Emerging Infectious Diseases, an official infectious disease journal of CDC. Details and correspondence on this study will be announced and we will do press release on this study.

Yoshii K, Kojima R, Nishiura H. Unrecognized Subclinical Infection with Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus, Japan. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2017;23(10):in press.

New study by Yusuke Asai

Our assistant professor, brother Yusuke is boosting the series of his original studies, having ran through a long long tunnel. Not at all demonstrated all his capacities. Keep on going!

Asai Y, Nishiura H. Joint estimation of the transmissibility and severity of Ebola virus disease in real time. Journal of Biological Systems 2017; in press.