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 2. Detection of Puumala virus (PUUV) RNA by real-time reverse transcription–PCR in saliva, urine, and feces of bank voles subcutaneously inoculated with PUUV strain Kazan wild type. Cycle threshold values of negative samples were set at 45. *, bank voles 4 and 9 died on day 21 postinfection and bank voles 5 and 10 died on days 112 and 35 postinfection, respectively.
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