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Table 1 Experimental design of the study

From: Pathobiology and transmission of highly and low pathogenic avian influenza viruses in European quail (Coturnix c. coturnix)

Group Inoculum Titer No. animals
1A H7N2/LP 106 EID50 12 (8+4)*
1B H7N2/LP 106 EID50 12
2A H7N1/HP 106 ELD50 12 (8+4)*
2B H7N1/HP 106 ELD50 12
3A H5N1/HP 106 ELD50 12 (8+4)*
3B H5N1/HP 106 ELD50 12
C PBS - 8
  1. *In A groups, eight quail were inoculated and four quail were left as contact birds.
  2. H7N2/LP, A/Anas platyrhynchos/Spain/1877/2009; H7N1/HP, A/Chicken/Italy/5093/1999; H5N1/HP, A/Great crested grebe/Basque Country/06.03249/2006; ELD50, mean embryo lethal dose; EID50, mean embryo infectious dose; PBS, phosphate buffer saline.