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Table 1 Analysis of suspect myxomatosis samples submitted for laboratory analysis in Denmark in the period 1998-2007

From: Detection of myxoma viruses encoding a defective M135R gene from clinical cases of myxomatosis; possible implications for the role of the M135R protein as a virulence factor

Year Number of submissions Number of positivea submissions (% positive)
2007 195 142 (73%)
2006 3 2 (67%)
2005 3 1 (33%)
2004 4 2 (50%)
2003 7 5 (71%)
2002 3 2 (67)
2001 3 0 (0%)
2000 8 2 (25%)
1999 6 1 (17%)
1998 15 11 (73%)
  1. a Samples were tested by ELISA and/or electron microscopy during the period 1998-2006 (26 of 52 samples proved positive during this period) and in 2007 the samples were analysed using the real time PCR assay described here.