Puumala Hantavirus Excretion Kinetics in Bank Voles (Myodes glareolus)
Jonas Hardestam*†1 , Malin Karlsson*1, Kerstin I. Falk*†, Gert Olsson*‡§, Jonas Klingström*†, and Åke Lundkvist*†
Author affiliations: *Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden; †Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; ‡Swedish Defence Research Agency, Umeå, Sweden; §Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå;
Figure 1. Inhibition of Puumala virus (PUUV) real-time reverse transcription–PCR by feces, but not saliva or urine, of bank voles. Mean cycle threshold values are shown for different solutions spiked with a cell line–adapted PUUV. Cycle threshold values of negative samples were set at 45. PBS, phosphate-buffered saline; FFU, focus-forming units.
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