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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

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Avian Influenza (H5N1) Susceptibility and Receptors in Dogs

Riks Maas*Comments to Author , Mirriam Tacken*, Lisette Ruuls*, Guus Koch*, Eugene van Rooij*, and Norbert Stockhofe-Zurwieden*
Author affiliations: *Wageningen University and Research Centre, Lelystad, the Netherlands;

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Table 1

Virus detection in nasal swabs from dogs inoculated with avian influenza (H5N1)*

Dog Days postinoculation
1
2
3
4
PCR† Egg PCR Egg PCR Egg PCR Egg
1 103.2 102.0 + 102.9 + 102.8
2
3

*PCR, real-time PCR of nasal swabs from dogs; Egg, embryonated chicken eggs.; + virus detected; –, virus not detected.
†After quantification by PCR, virus titers are expressed as 50% egg infectious dose.

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