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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Infection of Cotton Rats

Anne-Sophie Carrara*, Lark L. Coffey*, Patricia V. Aguilar*, Abelardo C. Moncayo*, Amelia P.A. Travassos Da Rosa*, Marcio R.T. Nunes†, Robert B. Tesh*, and Nikos Vasilakis*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA; †Evandro Chagas Institute, Belém, Brazil;

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Table 1

Mean viremia titers of Florida cotton rats inoculated subcutaneously with Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, subtype IE*

Day postinfection Age, wk
3 (n = 2) 5 (n = 2) 8 (n = 4)
1 6.7 6.2 5.6
2 6.2 5.4 4.5
3 4.6 5.3 2.4
4 1.9 1.9 1.9
5 1.9 1.9 1.9
6 1.9 1.9 1.9

*Titers are expressed as log10 PFU/mL.; 1.9 log10 PFU/mL is the limit of detection of the plaque assay.

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