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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

Dispatch

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 2

Antibody titers in serum of dogs inoculated with avian influenza (H5N1)*

Dog Days postinoculation
0
7
14
ELISA HI† ELISA HI† ELISA HI†
1 + 16
2 + 16
3 + 16 + 32

*Antibodies were measured in a nucleoprotein-blocking ELISA and in the hemagluttination-inhibition (HI) assay at different days postinoculation. +, antibodies detected; –, antibodies not detected.
†HI titers are presented as the reciprocal to the highest serum dilutions completely inhibiting agglutination of chicken erythrocytes by influenza (H5N1) virus.

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