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Table 3 Results of seroconversion of the pathogenicity and contact transmission experiment

From: Susceptibility to and transmission of H5N1 and H7N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in bank voles (Myodes glareolus)

Virus Inoculated Sentinels
Clinical signs Mortality Seroconversion Clinical signs Mortality Seroconversion
ELISA HI ELISA HI
Os/H7N1 Not observed 0% (0/8) 75% (6/8) 75% (6/8)a Not observed 0% (0/8) 50% (4/8) 50% (4/8)b
Tk/H5N1 Severe respiratory signs (1/8) 12.5% (1/8) 100% (7/7) 100% (7/7)c Not observed 0% (0/8) 12.5% (1/8) 0% (0/8)
  1. aHI titers: 1:10 (n = 1), 1:20 (n = 3), 1:40 (n = 2); bHI titers: 1:10 (n = 1), 1:20 (n = 1), 1:40, (n = 2); c1:10 (n = 3), 1:20 (n = 4).
  2. Clinical signs, mortality and seroconversion by means of ELISA and HI tests of inoculated and in contact sentinel voles on days 30 pi and 29 pc, respectively.