Table 1. Serum assays for WHV DNA and SDH
Weeks p.i. WHV DNA viremia, 10-7 per ml* SDH, units
WC377 WC378 WC380 WC377 WC378 WC380
0 <1 <1 <1 7 6 5
1 <1
2 1.5 <1 7 15
3 15 200 20
5 20 500 26 64
6 35 90 20 28 127 40
7 160 50 34 75 31
8 110 20 40 21 72
9 50 1 70 42 189
11 <1 <1 10 146 191 162
12 <1 183 53 125
14 32 37 31
15 31 40 35
16 31 31 32
  • * WHV DNA levels were assayed by gel electrophoresis and Southern blot hybridization assay of virus particles pelleted from 50 μl of serum.

  • SDH levels in the uninfected control during the same period ranged between 4 and 38 units.