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Table 3 Incidence of chronic infection

From: Experimental chronic hepatitis B infection of neonatal tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri chinensis): A model to study molecular causes for susceptibility and disease progression to chronic hepatitis in humans

Inoculum No* Confirmed chronic infection (%) Suspected chronic- infection Total chronic- infection (%)
Serum from HBV-patient 37 5 (13.5) 2 7 (18.9)
Serum from HBV-infected tree shrew 9 1 (11.1) 2 3 (33.3)
Total 46 6 (13.0) 4 10 (21.7)
  1. *: Number of inoculated animal.
  2. Analyzed by Chi-Square test with SPSS 13.0 statistics software, the infection incidence of the two sources of inoculum (serum of human and serum of tree shrew) were not significantly different (χ2 = 0.24, P = 0.624).