TABLE 1.

Detection of viral RNA and infectious virus in samples of pooled urine, feces, and saliva from infected deer mice

Day p.i.Presence of viral RNACell culture isolationNo. infected/no. inoculateda
UrineFecesSalivaUrineFecesSalivaUrineFecesSaliva
80/30/30/3
15+0/30/30/3
220/30/30/2
290/30/30/3
43+b0/30/30/3
510/20/30/3
60+0/30/30/1
78+cNDdND0/30/30/3
90+0/30/30/3
1200/30/10/3
  • a Indicates the total number of animals that seroconverted out of the total number of animals inoculated with a given pool.

  • b Two of three animals were positive for viral RNA.

  • c One of four animals was positive for viral RNA.

  • d ND, not done.