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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

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Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus in Waterfowl and Chickens, Central China

Zhengjun Yu*1, Yunfeng Song*1, Hongbo Zhou*, Xiaojuan Xu*, Qiaoyun Hu*, Haiya Wu*, Anding Zhang*, Yanjun Zhou*, Jianfeng Chen*, Hanbing Dan*, Qingping Luo*, Xiangmin Li*, Huanchun Chen*, and Meilin Jin*Comments to Author 

Author affiliations: *Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China;

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Table 2

Death rates and mean time to death (MDT) from avian influenza virus (H5N1) infections in 3 types of birds inoculated with the 7 isolates obtained in central People’s Republic of China, 2004*

Isolate
Chicken Quail Pigeon
No. deaths/no. inoculated
MDT (days)
No. deaths/no. inoculated
MDT (days)
No. deaths/no. inoculated
MDT (days)
EWHC
8/8
1
8/8
2.8
3/8
4.3
CKDW
8/8
1
8/8
3.4
2/8
5
GOZF
8/8
1.3
8/8
3.3
2/8
5
CKXF
8/8
1.4
5/8
4
0/8

CKJZ
8/8
1.1
8/8
3.4
1/8
6
CKTM
6/8
4.7
3/8
6.3
0/8

DKXF 0/8 0/8 0/8

* EWHC, A/widgeon/Hubei/EWHC/2004; CKDW, A/chicken/Hubei/327/2004; GOZF, A/goose/Hubei/ZFE/2004; CKXF, A/chicken/Hubei/XFJ/2004; CKJZ, A/chicken/Hubei/JZJ/2004; CKTM, A/chicken/Hubei/TMJ/2004; DKXF, A/duck/Hubei/XFY/2004. Dashes represent no deaths.

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1Contributed equally to this article.

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