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Table 2 Serology (RHDV only) of rabbits surviving the RHDV challenge

From: The non-pathogenic Australian rabbit calicivirus RCV-A1 provides temporal and partial cross protection to lethal Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus infection which is not dependent on antibody titres

     Antibodies to RHDV       RHDV copies/μl bile
IgM IgA IgG cELISA  
ID Sex Inoculation Weight loss* 13 dpc 30 dpc 13 dpc 30 dpc 13 dpc 30 dpc 13 dpc 30 dpc 30 dpc
18 m infected Y + + + > 40960 > 40960 > 640 > 640 4.11E + 03
32 f infected Y + + + + > 40960 > 40960 > 640 >640 1.55E + 04
40 f contact N + + + + D > 40960 320 > 640 5.23E + 04
25 f contact N D 40 > 40960 20 > 640 2.07E + 01
30 f infected N + 1280 5120 160 1.70E + 01
11 f contact N 1280
  1. Titres are expressed as the reciprocal dilutions at which the sera tested positive.
  2. * Weight loss >10%, dpc = days post RHDV challenge, – = negative, + = positive.
  3. D, Doubtful.