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Table 3 Fecal virus shedding and viremia of all the chickens in the cage-free (Inoculated) and caged (Inoculated) groups

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

Housing arrangements Chicken
No.
Detection of fecal virus shedding /viremia from different weeks post inoculation
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cage-free (Inoculated) 1 −/− −/− −/− +/+ −/+ +/− +/ −/−
2 −/− +/+ +/− −/+ +/− −/− −/− −/−
3 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− +/+ +/+ −/−
4 −/− −/− −/− +/+ +/+ −/− +/+ −/−
5 −/− +/− +/+ −/+ +/− −/− −/− −/−
6 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/+ +/− −/−
7 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/+ +/+ +/− −/−
8 −/− +/+ +/− +/+ +/− −/− −/− −/−
9 −/− −/− −/− −/− +/+ +/− +/+ −/−
Caged (Inoculated) 10 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
11 −/− +/+ +/+ −/+ +/− −/− −/− −/−
12 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
13 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− +/− −/−
14 −/− +/− +/+ −/+ +/− −/− −/− −/−
15 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
16 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− +/+ −/−
17 −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/− −/−
18 −/− −/+ +/− +/+ +/− −/− −/− −/−
  1. The bold numbers represent the inoculated chickens. For the caged group, the Nos 10–12 were in the same cage, the Nos 13–15 in the same cage and the Nos 16–18 in the same cage. “+” represents the chickens’ positive for fecal virus shedding and viremia