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Table 3 Virus isolation from buccal and cloacal swabs collected over 28 days from infected broilersand contact naïve sparrow

From: Infectivity and transmissibility of H9N2 avian influenza virus in chickens and wild terrestrial birds

  Species Number of birds Swab samples Days post infection
2 3 4 6 8 10 14 21 28
Cage 1 Infected broilers 10 B 4 10 10 10 10 6 2 - -
C - 10 10 10 10 6 1 - -
Contact sparrows 10 B 2 5 10 6 1 3 - - -
C - - 10 10 10 7 - - -
Cage 2 Infected sparrows 10 B 10 10 10 10 10 1 - - -
C 8 10 10 10 10 8 3 - -
Contact broilers 10 B - 2 10 10 10 8 - - -
C - - 6 10 10 10 1 - -
  1. B, denotes buccal swabs. C, denotes cloacal swabs and -, indicated that the swabs showed no virus presence. Infected birds were inoculated with 106.6 EID50 UDL-01/08 virus. Swab samples were inoculated into EHE and virus was detected by HA assay. Contact birds are indicated in bold.