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Table 5 Clinical signs and seroconversion in ferrets infected with RGMal/01.

From: Partial direct contact transmission in ferrets of a mallard H7N3 influenza virus with typical avian-like receptor specificity

Animals Virus detected in nasal washa Max body temperature rise (°C) Max body weight loss (%) Lethargy
(Day of onset)
Sneezing
(Day of onset)
Serum
(HI titer)b
Inoculated 3/3 1.1,1.1,1.6 3.9, 3.8, 2.8 0/3 0/3 80, 80,160
Direct Contact 2/3 0.9, 0, 1.7 0, 1.0, 9.3 0/3 0/3 <10, 80,160
  1. a Virus in nasal washes was analyzed using Flu DETECT ™ Antigen Capture test Strip (Synbiotics Corp.) and titrated by TCID50 assay in MDCK cells
  2. bBlood was collected at 14 dpi, RGMal/01 was used in the HI assay to detect anti-H7 antibodies.