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Table 3 Results of the average duration of infectious period

From: Dynamics of African swine fever virus shedding and excretion in domestic pigs infected by intramuscular inoculation and contact transmission

  Inoculated pigs Within-pen contact pigs Between-pen contact pigs
Samples Infectious period*
Blood † 3.5 (± 1.3) 2.4 (± 1.2) 2.3 (± 0.9)
Blood ‡ 4.7 (± 1.4) 2.4 (± 0.7) 3.0 (± 1.2)
Oral swab † 3.2 (± 1.2) 4.8 (± 1.5) 7.7 (± 3.3)
Nasal swab † 2.9 (± 1.3) 5.0 (± 2.3) 5.4 (± 1.4)
Rectal swab † 3.4 (± 1.2) 3.8 (± 2.3) 5.7 (± 1.7)
  1. *Average number of days (± standard deviation).
  2. †Results by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction.
  3. ‡Results by virus titration.