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West Nile virus susceptibility of American singer canaries: Data


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Erik K. Hofmeister, Melissa Lund, and Valerie Shearn Bochsler, 2018, West Nile virus susceptibility of American singer canaries: Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Three datasets are included: 1) survival of domesticated canaries and American crows following sub-cutaneous challenges ranging from 101 – 105 plaque forming units of West Nile virus. 2) Arbitrary units of WNV detected by RT-PCR or plaque forming units of WNV cultured in vero cells in 4 separate studies. Culture results are indicated for each day post WNV challenge. 3) Weight (mass) changes in grams in canaries and crows each day following WNV challenge. Day 0 (inoculation) set to 0 gms, then each subsequent day is change in gms from previous day.


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Erik K Hofmeister
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Erik K Hofmeister, Melissa M Lund, Valerie I Shearn-Bochsler
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Erik K Hofmeister
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Canaries WNV Survival Data.csv 1.06 KB
Canary Crow AUs.csv 1.73 KB
Weight deltas_2.csv 3.05 KB
West Nile virus susceptibility of American singer canaries Data.xml
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To determine the susceptibility of domesticated canaries to West Nile virus for possible use as a laboratory model.


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