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Table 3 Influenza virus detections by country and age group for sentinel and non-sentinel specimens.

From: Surveillance recommendations based on an exploratory analysis of respiratory syncytial virus reports derived from the European Influenza Surveillance System

   Sentinel    Non-sentinel
Country Age group (years) Total number of specimens tested Number of specimens tested positive for influenza Percentage positive (%) Number of specimens tested positive for influenza
England 0–4 49 12 24.5 260
  5–14 63 33 52.4 81
  15–64 307 51 16.6 143
  > 65 45 2 4.4 45
  NK 11 3 27.3 12
  Total 475 101 21.3 541
Scotland 0–4 29 0 0 64
  5–14 67 16 23.9 53
  15–64 444 13 2.9 108
  > 65 58 2 3.4 31
  NK     1
  Total 598 31 5.2 257
France 0–4 426 82 19.2  
  5–14 442 184 41.6  
  15–64 557 109 19.6  
  > 65 32 1 3.1  
  Total 1,457 376 25.8 243
Netherlands 0–4 0 0   
  5–14 7 3 42.9  
  15–64 42 8 19.0  
  > 65 7 4 57.1  
  Total 56 15 26.8 239
  1. NK: not known