TABLE 6.

Transmission of A/Gs/HK/437-4/99 (H5N1) from geese to chickens and quail

AnimalsMethod of transmissionNo. of birds dead/total no. (days that birds died)No. of birds shedding virus/total no. on day 5Days on which virus was shed
TracheaCloacaTracheaCloaca
GeeseDirect inoculation4/7 (1–7)3/33/33–113–14
Physical contact0/44/44/43–143–14
ChickensFecal contact2/4 (6–10)1/44/43–73–14
Aerosol contact0/40/40/400
QuailFecal contact3/3 (7–9)3/32/33–93–9
Aerosol contact2/4 (11–14)3/40/43–93–9