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Table 2 Respiratory viruses in nasopharyngeal swab detected in participants at the beginning and at the end of the study

From: Viral respiratory infections in a nursing home: a six-month prospective study

  NH residents, healthy NH residents with ARI NH staff, healthy NH staff with ARI
Beginning of study 89 1 33 9
Positive PCR (%) 9d (10.1) 0 3d (9.1) 2 (22.2)
Negative PCR (%) 80 (89.9) 1 (100) 30 (90.9) 7 (77.8)
End of study 73 4 39 2
Positive PCR (%) 3e (4.1) 0 2d (5.1) 1d (50)
Negative PCR (%) 70 (95.9) 4 (100) 37 (94.9) 1 (50)
Total 162 5 72 11
Positive PCR (%) 12 (7.4) 0 (0) 5 (6.9) 3 (27.3)
Negative PCR (%) 150 (92.6) 5 (100) 67 (93.1) 8 (72.7)
  1. dRhinoviruses/enteroviruses, hRV/EV
  2. eParainfluenza virus type 3, coronavirus (could not be typed due to high Ct value) and hRV/EV, respectively, were detected