Livestock Susceptibility to Infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
, Judith M.A. van den Brand1
, W. Widagdo1
, Marta Muñoz, Stalin Raj, Debby Schipper, David Solanes, Ivan Cordón, Albert Bensaid, Bart L. Haagmans, and Joaquim Segalés
Author affiliations: Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal, Barcelona, Spain (J. Vergara-Alert, M. Muñoz, D. Solanes, I. Cordón, A. Bensaid, J. Segalés); Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (J.M.A. van den Brand, W. Widagdo, V.S. Raj, D. Schipper, B.L. Haagmans); Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona (J. Segalés)
Figure 1. Viral shedding of llamas and pigs after experimental inoculation with MERS-CoV. A) Viral RNA and B) infectious MERS-CoV from nasal swab samples collected from llamas (top) and pigs (bottom) at different times after challenge. Each bar represents an individual animal. Dashed lines depict the detection limit of the assays. Ct, cycle threshold; MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; TCID50, 50% tissue culture infective dose.
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