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Table 1 Comparison of indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) and shell vial culture (SVC) techniques

From: Shell Vial culture Assay for the rapid diagnosis of Japanese encephalitis, West Nile and Dengue-2 viral encephalitis

SVC IIF  
  Negative No. (%) Positive for JE antigen No. (%) Positive for WN antigen No. (%) Positive for Den-2 antigen No. (%) Total No. (%)
Negative 21 (100) - - - 21 (42)
Positive for JE virus 3 (15.8) 16 (84.2) - - 19 (38)
Positive for WN virus 2 (22.2) - 7 (77.8) - 9 (18)
Positive for Den-2 virus - - - 1 (100) 1 (2)
Total 26 (52) 16 (32) 7 (14) 1 (2) 50 (100)