Table 1

Analysis of suspect myxomatosis samples submitted for laboratory analysis in Denmark in the period 1998-2007

Year

Number of submissions

Number of positivea submissions (% positive)


2007

195

142 (73%)


2006

3

2 (67%)


2005

3

1 (33%)


2004

4

2 (50%)


2003

7

5 (71%)


2002

3

2 (67)


2001

3

0 (0%)


2000

8

2 (25%)


1999

6

1 (17%)


1998

15

11 (73%)


a Samples were tested by ELISA and/or electron microscopy during the period 1998-2006 (26 of 52 samples proved positive during this period) and in 2007 the samples were analysed using the real time PCR assay described here.

Belsham et al. Virology Journal 2010 7:7   doi:10.1186/1743-422X-7-7

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