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Table 3 Presence of respiratory viruses in nasopharyngeal swabs of nursing home residents and nursing home staff members with acute respiratory infections during the 6-month observational study

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

Viruses detected by PCR Residents URTI no. (%) LRTI no. (%) Staff URTI no. (%) LRTI no. (%)
ARI, n 56 15 (26.8) 41 (73.2) 44 43 (97.7) 1 (2.3)
PCR negative, n (%) 22 (39.3) 8 (53.3) 14 (34.1) 23 (52.3) 23 (53.5) 0
PCR positive, n (%) 34 (60.7) 7 (46.6) 27 (65.9) 21 (47.7) 20 (46.5) 1 (100)
RSV, n (%) 5 (8.9) 0 5 (12.2) 0 0 0
hRV/EV, n (%) 3 (5.0) 0 3 (7.3) 9 (18.2) 9 (20.9) 0
hMPV, n (%) 4 (7.1) 2 (13.3) 2 (4.9) 1 (2.3) 1 (2.3) 0
hCoV, n (%) 0 0 0 2 (4.6) 2 (4.7) 0
AdV, n (%) 0 0 0 0 0 0
hBoV, n (%) 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIV, n (%) 1 (1.8) 1 (6.7) 0 0 0  
InfV A, n (%) 21 (37.5) 4 (26.7) 17 (41.5) 9 (20.4) 8 (18.6) 1 (100)
  1. PCR polymerase chain reaction, URTI upper respiratory tract infection, LRTI lower respiratory tract infection, ARI acute respiratory infection, RSV respiratory syncytial virus, hRV/EV human rhinovirus/enterovirus, hMPV human metapneumovirus, hCoV human coronavirus, AdV adenovirus, hBoV human bocavirus, PIV parainfluenza virus, InfV A influenza virus A