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Table 2 Pathological findings and calculated viral genome copies of WNV-positive avian species

From: Molecular characterization of the re-emerging West Nile virus in avian species and equids in Israel, 2018, and pathological description of the disease

Bird no. Species Common name Sequencing Isolation Tissues tested and calculated target copies per reaction
AV148 Larus michahellis Yellow legged seagull Yes Yes Cloacal swab: 5.8 × 106; brain: 2.8 × 106; kidney: 1.2 × 107
AV152 Anser anser Domesticated goose Yes Yes Cloacal swab:9.7 × 105; brain 3.3 × 105; kidney: 4700; eye swab: 1.3 × 106
AV153 Anser anser Domesticated goose Yes Yes Cloacal swab: 6.8 × 105; brain: 1.2 × 107; viscera: 6.8 × 105
AV156 Asio otus Long eared owl Yes No Cloacal swab: 6.8 × 105; brain: 2.6 × 104; viscera: 4.9 × 107
AV157 Asio otus Long eared owl Yes No Cloacal swab: 6.8 × 105; brain: 5800; kidney: 360; eye swab: 50
AV169 Corvus cornix Hooded crow Yes No Cloacal swab: 4700; blood: 1100
AV178 Phasianus colchicus Common pheasant No No Brain: 4700
1459 Corvus cornix Hooded crow Yes No Cloacal swab: 2300
1505 Corvus cornix Hooded crow Yes No Brain: 4700
1514 Corvus cornix Hooded crow Yes Yes Brain: 9.9 × 107