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Table 2 Laboratory results (n = 223)

From: Viral and bacterial upper respiratory tract infection in hospital health care workers over time and association with symptoms

  Number at the baselinea % Number at the end of studya %
Bacteria isolated
 Streptococcus pneumoniae 98 43.9 38 17
 Haemophilus influenzae 7 3.1 36 16.1
 Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae 65 29.1 53 23.8
All bacteria c 170 76.2 127 b 57
Only bacteria (no co-infection) 128 57.4 98 43.9
Virus isolated
 Rhinovirus/Enterovirus 24 10.8 10 4.5
 Influenza A (H3N2) 6 2.7 5 2.2
 Rhinovirus/Enterovirus/Influenza A (H3N2) 1 0.4 0 0
 Otherd 4 1.8 5 2.2
All virus c 35 15.7 20 9.0
Only virus (no co-infection) 3 1.3 2 0.9
Co-infection 29 13.0 11 4.9
  1. a101 cases were positive at both baseline and end of the study
  2. bIncluding 26 new positive samples which were negative at baseline
  3. cOne participant was not sampled at end of the study. Among 35 cases at baseline - 14 were from respiratory ward, 6 from paediatric ward, 8 from fever clinics and 7 from emergency ward. Among 20 cases at the end of the study - 7 were from respiratory ward, 8 from paediatric ward, 1 from fever clinics and 4 from emergency ward
  4. dAt baseline other includes ADV [1], CoV229E [1], CoVC229E [1], Metapneumovirus [1] and at the end of the study other includes ADV [2], CoV229E [1], CoVC229E [1], Metapneumovirus [1]