Table 2 Specimen processing.

From: Modelling filovirus maintenance in nature by experimental transmission of Marburg virus between Egyptian rousette bats

Type MARV Q-RT–PCR MARV IgG antibodies * MARV isolation
Blood X X  
Oral swab X   X
Rectal swab X   
Urine X   X
  1. MARV, Marburg virus; Q-RT-PCR, quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR.
  2. *Once weekly.
  3. Only Q-RT–PCR-positive specimens.
  4. Inoculated donor and negative control bats only.