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Table 3 Detection and quantitation of SARS-CoV RNA by RT-PCR in fecal samples.

From: Using patient-collected clinical samples and sera to detect and quantify the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)

Days after onset Samples Positive (number, %) Viral load (log10 copies/g ± SD)
10–19 51 44 (86.3) 6.06 ± 2.05
20–29 54 38 (70.4) 4.51 ± 1.23
30–39 62 28 (45.2) 3.82 ± 1.44
40–53 57 17 (29.8) 3.57 ± 1.25
Total 224 127 (56.7) 4.37 ± 1.61