viral shedding


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viral shedding

[′vī·rəl ′shed·iŋ]
(virology)
Excretion of virus from a specific site in the body or from a lesion.
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Asymptomatic viral shedding (which occurs more often with HSV-2 infection) can occur for a year or more after primary HSV infection
Comparison of viral shedding following vaccination with inactivated and live Newcastle disease vaccines formulated with wild-type and recombinant viruses.
Subjects treated with VIS410 experienced a 92% reduction in viral shedding and resolved upper respiratory symptoms two days earlier than subjects in the placebo group.
Patients should also be warned that because of increased genital viral shedding during sacral recurrences, they should avoid sexual contact during outbreaks.
Heterologous protection depends on the virus strain involved; however, a reduction in clinical signs and even of oral viral shedding in some cases may be observed (POVEY & INGERSOLL, 1975).
A rapid diagnostic test was conducted to evaluate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a possible reason for long-term viral shedding.
Periodic reactivations of the virus and viral shedding occur in the presence of lesions or with mild or no symptoms.
Birds given the genotype-matched vaccine had reduced viral shedding, superior immune responses, reduced clinical signs, and greater survival rates compared to the birds vaccinated with a different-genotype vaccine.
1-3] Periodic symptomatic reactivation and asymptomatic viral shedding are characteristics of HSV-2 infection.
Moreover, there remain a number of unanswered questions about Ebola virus disease, including the timing of viral shedding, persistence of virus in the environment, possible reservoirs in domesticated animals, and the potential for aerosol transmission, Hatfill concludes.
If domestic animals do indeed prove to play a role in transmission of lethal African Ebola strains to man through viral shedding, it may be necessary to develop veterinary vaccines.