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Table 3 Summary of data from saliva and tears

From: HSV-1 latent rabbits shed viral DNA into their saliva

Characteristics HSV-1 Strain McKrae
  Saliva/ mouth Tears/eyes (OD & OS)
Rabbits (+/total) 9/9 (100%) 9/9 (100%)
Swabs (+/total) 9/9 (100%) 18/18 (100%)
Total positive swabs/total swabs 86/198 111/396
Total positive swab (%) (43.43%) (28.03%)
Mean ± SEM copy numbers 3773 ± 2019 2287 ± 868
Lowest copy number 28 20
Highest copy number 337,894 205,000
Median copy number 439 553
Total number of episodes 49 75
Range of positives 6-15 1-9
Average positives/days (Total positives/days of swabs) 86/22 = 3.9 111/44 = 2.5
Average duration of shedding (Total positive/rabbit saliva or rabbit eyes) 86/9 = 9.6 days 111/18 = 6.2 days