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Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015

Susceptibility of Carrion Crows to Experimental Infection with Lineage 1 and 2 West Nile Viruses

Stephanie M. Lim, Aaron C. Brault, Geert van Amerongen, Angela M. Bosco-Lauth, Hannah Romo, Varsha D. Sewbalaksing, Richard A. Bowen, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, Penelope Koraka1, and Byron E.E. Martina1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (S.M. Lim, G. van Amerongen, V.D. Sewbalaksing, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, P. Koraka, B.E.E. Martina); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (A.C. Brault, A.M. Bosco-Lauth, H. Romo); Colorado State University, Fort Collins (R.A. Bowen); Artemis One Health Research Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands (A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, P. Koraka, B.E.E. Martina)

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Table 3

Clinical profile of American crows experimentally infected with West Nile virus strains NY99-4132, Italy/2009/FIN, and Ita09

Virus group No. died/no. total (%) Median peak viremia, viral RNA/mL serum (range); no. birds Median peak viremia, TCID50/mL serum (range); no. birds*
NY99-4132 6/6 (100) 109.6 (109.1–1010.1); 6 107.2 (104.7–107.2); 6
Italy/2009/FIN 0/5 (0) 101.0 (101.0–106.9); 5 101.8 (101.8–102.7); 5
5/5 (100)
108.8 (108.0–109.1); 5
106.7 (106.0–107.5); 5
*Virus titers are expressed as log10 50% tissue culture infectious dose (TCID50)/mL of serum.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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