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Table 1 Composition of white blood cells during acute ASFV infection in swine.

From: Pathology of porcine peripheral white blood cells during infection with African swine fever virus

Cell types The percent (%) of cells ANOVA
  Control 1 dpi 2 dpi 3 dpi 4 dpi 5 dpi 6 dpi 7 dpi p
Lymphoblasts 0 0 0.5 ± 0.1 3.2 ± 0.9** 3.6 ± 0.9** 18.9 ± 4.8** 10.3 ± 2.7** 2.8 ± 0.7** < 0.001
Small lymphocytes 34.2 ± 7.6 18.6 ± 4.3* 25.7 ± 7.0 12.6 ± 3.5* 11.2 ± 2.9* 8.5 ± 2.6* 8.0 ± 2.0* 3.3 ± 1.0* < 0.001
Medium lymphocytes 13.2 ± 3.5 10.4 ± 2.2* 10.6 ± 2.3* 3.8 ± 0.8* 7.1 ± 1.8 7.2 ± 2.1 8.4 ± 2.2 3.7 ± 0.8* < 0.001
Large lymphocytes 8.5 ± 3.1 11.0 ± 2.1 6.4 ± 1.2 6.3 ± 1.9 5.3 ± 1.1 5.4 ± 1.2* 6.5 ± 1.9 6.5 ± 1.2 < 0.001
Reactive lymphocytes 0 6.1 ± 2.0** 3.7 ± 0.8** 3.8 ± 0.9** 8.0 ± 2.0** 4.5 ± 1.1** 4.7 ± 1.1** 14.8 ± 2.9** < 0.001
Atypical lymphocytes 0 4.3 ± 1.1** 8.0 ± 1.8** 7.0 ± 1.9** 4.4 ± 1.0** 5.4 ± 1.2** 10.3 ± 2.8** 14.8 ± 3.3** < 0.001
Monoblasts 0.5 ± 0.1 3.0 ± 0.4** 3.7 ± 0.6** 3.8 ± 1.1** 7.1 ± 2.1** 2.7 ± 0.8 2.8 ± 0.5* 0.2 ± 0.1 < 0.001
Monocytes 7.7 ± 2.8 7.3 ± 2.1 8.5 ± 1.3 10.8 ± 2.2 9.7 ± 2.9 9.0 ± 2.3 7.5 ± 1.6 7.4 ± 1.4 < 0.001
Metamyelocytes 0 1.2 ± 0.3** 3.7 ± 0.9** 3.8 ± 1.0** 6.2 ± 1.4** 6.3 ± 1.5** 7.5 ± 1.9** 7.3 ± 2.0** < 0.001
Band neutrophils 7.7 ± 3.0 12.8 ± 3.4** 14.9 ± 2.5** 20.3 ± 3.4** 12.4 ± 3.0 4.5 ± 1.1* 5.6 ± 1.2 5.6 ± 1.8 < 0.001
Segmented neutrophils 23.1 ± 5.5 19.5 ± 4.0* 5.3 ± 0.9* 8.9 ± 1.5* 3.5 ± 0.9* 3.6 ± 0.9* 3.7 ± 0.8* 1.9 ± 0.3* < 0.001
Eosinophils 4.9 ± 1.1 4.9 ± 1.3 1.6 ± 0.2* 3.8 ± 0.8 1.8 ± 0.5* 3.6 ± 0.7 2.8 ± 0.6 1.9 ± 0.2* < 0.001
Basophils 0.2 ± 0.01 0.3 ± 0.02 0.4 ± 0.02 0.1 ± 0.02 0.3 ± 0.1 0.5 ± 0.1 0.4 ± 0.1 0.4 ± 0.1 < 0.001
Plasmocytes 0 0 1.6 ± 0.3** 3.2 ± 0.5** 2.7 ± 0.7** 3.6 ± 0.9** 4.7 ± 0.9** 4.6 ± 1.1** < 0.001
Dead cells 0 0.6 ± 0.1 5.3 ± 1.0** 8.9 ± 1.6** 16.8 ± 3.4** 16.2 ± 4.0** 16.8 ± 3.8** 24.8 ± 4.8** < 0.001
  1. Control represents the mean of given cell type for each time point of infection
  2. * Significant decrease compared with control (p < 0.05-p < 0.001)
  3. ** Significant increase compared with control (p < 0.05-p < 0.001)