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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004

Research

Experimental Infection of Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) with Monkeypox Virus

Robert B. Tesh*Comments to Author , Douglas M. Watts*, Elena Sbrana*, Marina Siirin*, Vsevolod L. Popov*, and Shu-Yuan Xiao*
Author affiliations: *University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Table 2

Results of virus titrations performed on 10% organ suspensions of 10 monkeypox virus–infected ground squirrelsa

Animal no.b Liver Spleen Kidney Lung Heart Brain
11 7.5a 6.8 4.4 5.9 3.5 2.4
12 7.2 6.4 4.9 6.1 3.8 1.7
13 7.9 6.7 5.3 5.9 4.5 1.7
14 7.5 6.8 5.0 6.1 3.6 2.6
15 7.9 6.8 4.7 6.7 4.2 4.0
16 7.6 6.4 4.7 6.1 4.2 2.5
17 7.4 6.4 4.8 5.5 3.9 2.0
18 7.8 6.4 5.4 6.0 4.2 2.8
19 7.0 6.4 4.1 5.6 4.1 2.1
20 7.8 6.8 4.9 6.1 5.7 1.7

aSamples taken at death (necropsy). Virus titer expressed as log10 PFU/mL of 10% tissue suspension.
bAnimals 11–15 were infected intraperitoneally; animals 16–20 were infected intranasally.

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