Table 1

Results of avian influenza virus isolation from oro-pharyngeal swabs by media and swab type
Swab type 2 DPI 3 DPI 4 DPI
BHI PBS BHI PBS BHI PBS
Non-flocked swab 10/10 (100)*a 3/10 (30)b 10/10 (100)a 7/10 (70)a 9/10 (90)a 0/10 (0)b
Flocked swab 10/10 (100)a 5/10 (50)ab 10/10 (100)a 8/10 (80)a 10/10 (100)a 0/10 (0)b
Foam swab 10/10 (100)a 6/10 (60)ab 10/10 (100)a 9/10 (90)a 10/10 (100)a 0/10 (0)b

Statistical groups (within each day post inoculation) are denoted with letters, where the difference between groups which do not share a letter are statistically significant with a p of value < 0.05. Abbreviations: BHI = brain heart infusion broth, DPI = days post inoculation, PBS = phosphate buffered saline.

*. Number positive/total tested (Percent positive).

Spackman et al.

Spackman et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:35   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-35

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