TABLE 1.

Detection of C. burnetii in blood of BALB/c and SCID mice by PCR

Strain (bacteria/ml)Day of sacrificeMouse strainNo. of C. burnetii-infected mice/total no. of mice tested
Nine Mile (108/ml) group 10SCID1/5
BALB/c1/5
7SCID4/5
BALB/c3/5
14SCID5/5
BALB/c1/5
Nine Mile (107/ml) group 20SCID1/5
BALB/c1/5
7SCID0/5
BALB/c0/5
14SCID0/5
BALB/c0/5
Q 212 (108/ml) group 30SCID1/5
BALB/c1/5
7SCID3/5
BALB/c2/5
14SCID0/5
BALB/c0/5
Q 212 (107/ml) group 40SCID1/5
BALB/c0/5
7SCID0/5
BALB/c0/5
14SCID0/5
BALB/c0/5
Negative control0SCID0/2
BALB/c0/2
7SCID0/2
BALB/c0/2
14SCID0/2
BALB/c0/2