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Table 2 Number of the uninoculated chickens infected by avian HEV in the cage-free and caged groups

From: Effect of housing arrangement on fecal-oral transmission of avian hepatitis E virus in chicken flocks

Housing arrangements Seroconversion to avian HEV Fecal virus shedding Viremia Gross lesions Microscopic lesions
Cage-free (Inoculated) 6/6 6/6 6/6 5/6 5/6
Caged (Inoculated) 0/6 2/6 1/6 0/6 1/6
Cage-free (Negative) 0/6 0/6 0/6 0/6 0/6
Caged (Negative) 0/6 0/6 0/6 0/6 0/6
  1. The chickens were infected as evidenced by seroconversion, fecal virus shedding, viremia and gross and microscopic lesions of livers. The number was shown as positive number/total number