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Table 3 Spectrum of the identified pathogens from naso-pharyngeal swabs by age-groups

From: Upper respiratory infections in a rural area with reduced malaria transmission in Senegal: a pathogens community study

Age-group S. pneumo
(n = 185)
S. aureus
(n = 72)
RhinoVirus
(n = 71)
FLu
A/B
(n = 40)
HRSV
A/B
(n = 35)
Corona-virus
(n = 31)
HPIV
(n = 22)
EV
(n = 21)
HBoV
(n = 16)
Othersa
(n = 32)
Total number of pathogens identified
< 1 year (n = 71) 61 ( 85,9 ) 16 (22,5) 29 ( 40,8 ) 6 (8,5) 14 (19,7) 10 (14,1) 7 (9,9) 5 (7) 4 (5,6) 9 (12,7) 161
1–5 years (n = 123) 104 ( 84,6 ) 37 ( 30,1 ) 27 (22,0) 27 (22,0) 20 (16,3) 14 (11,4) 11 (8,9) 8 (6,5) 6 (4,9) 16 (13,0) 270
6–15 years (n = 14) 10 ( 71,4 ) 7 ( 50,0 ) 2 (14,3) 4 (28,6) 0 2 (14,3) 2 (14,3) 3 (21,4) 2 (14,3) 2 (14,3) 34
> 15 years (n = 42) 10 (23,8) 12 ( 28,6 ) 13 ( 31,0) 3 (7,1) 1 (2,4) 5 (11,9) 2 (4,8) 5 (11,9) 4 (9,5) 5 (11,9) 60
  1. The number in italic corresponds to percentage (%) among the age-groups. Bold numbers represent the 2 main pathogens identified in the considered age-group. S. pneumo: Streptococcus pneumoniae; H. Saureus: Staphylococcus aureus; Flu A/B: Influenza A/B; HRSV A/B: Human Respiratory Syncytial viruses, HPIV Human ParaInfluenza Virus, EV Enterovirus, BoV Bocavirus
  2. a Others: Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) A/B, H1N1, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Human Parechovirus (HPeV), Human Adenovirus (HAdv), Chlamydia pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae type B