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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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Cats experimentally infected with EIV demonstrated respiratory signs and virus shedding with transmission to other cats (29).
Neither coughing nor sneezing appeared to contribute significantly to influenza virus shedding.
They said previous studies suggest a rapid decline in Zika virus shedding in urine during the first few weeks after onset of illness.
Higher virus shedding (P<0.05) in oropharyngeal swabs was observed in co-infected groups than single infected groups.
Efficacy of oseltamivir treatment started within 5 days of symptom onset to reduce influenza illness duration and virus shedding in an urban setting in Bangladesh: a randomised placebo-controlled trial.
Swabs were submitted to virus isolation in Vero cells to detect virus shedding. PCR to VACV vgf gene (ABRAHAO et al., 2010b) were performed using blood samples (to detected viremia) and swabs.
Moreover it also reduces the virus shedding and hence will help to control the disease (Patti et al., 2007).
Persons with the latent virus are a reservoir for virus shedding and transmission.
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"Other types of vaccines can protect birds from the disease's clinical signs, but barely reduce the virus shedding in their respiratory secretions after infection.
The researchers also tested the impact of wearing a surgical mask on the virus shedding into airborne droplets.