Table 5: Spontaneous shedding of infectious HSV-1 in latent rabbits.

HSV-1 strainTissue/fluid/identification/procedureFrequency of detection of reactivationAuthors, year (reference no.)

RodanusOcular swabs31/40 (77%) between 31 and 100 days PILaibson and Kibrick,1969 [67]
McKraeOcular swabs13/20 (65%)Nesburn et al., 1967 [68]
McKraeOcular swabs19/20 (95%)Kwon et al., 1981 [9]
McKraeOcular swabs2/10 (20%)Kwon et al., 1982 [73]
McKraeOcular swabs3/20 (15%)Hill et al., 1983 [74]
RodanusOcular swabs1/3Laibson and Kibrick,1966 [75]
McKraeOcular swabs4/68 (5.8%)Hill et al., 1987 [81]
McKraeOcular swabs6/140 (4%)Haruta et al., 1987 [10]
McKraeOcular swabs28/216 (13%)Kaufman et al., 1996 [80]
17 Syn+Ocular swabs31/264 (11.7%)Kaufman et al., 1996 [80]
McKraeOcular swabs10/610 (1.6%)Beyer et al., 1989 [83]
McKraeOcular swabs4/14(29%)Beyer et al., 1990 [84]
W StrainOcular swabs11/16 (69%)Gordon et al., 2003 [15]
McKraeOcular swabs14/20 (70%)Myles et al., 2003 [86]
McKraeOcular swabs6/16 (38%)Hill et al., 1997 [87]
McKraeOcular swabs13/20 (65%)Myles et al., 2004 [89]