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Table 2 Detection rates of respiratory viruses (*denotes co-infection)

From: Pandemic clinical case definitions are non-specific: multiple respiratory viruses circulating in the early phases of the 2009 influenza pandemic in New South Wales, Australia

Category of patients with influenza-like illness Number tested RSV Influenza A Influenza B Parainfluenza 1 Parainfluenza 2 Parainfluenza 3 Rhinovirus Enterovirus hMPV Adenovirus None detected
From Americas 40 1 (+RV*) 1 H3 1 0 0 0 13 0 3 0 22
Cruise ships 77 0 5 H3 0 0 0 0 20 1 1 0 50
Western Pacific Region (Fiji, Vanuatu, N Zealand, Singapore, China, H Kong, Philippines) 9 0 2 H3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4
From Europe 12 1 1 H3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
South East Asia Region (Indonesia, Thailand, S Korea, India) 7 1 (+RV*) 1 H1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
From Japan 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
From Africa (Ethiopia) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Interstate travel (Melbourne) 16 0 2 H3 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 9
No travel, but in contact with travellers, confirmed or suspected 20 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 10
Overseas travel, location unknown 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
No record of travel or contact, but record of clinical symptoms 27 3 (paediatric) 4 (3 H3, 1 H1) 0 0 1 0 7 (1 + RSV*) 0 0 0 13
Unknown -no clinical data provided 38 2 4 (2 H3,2 H1) 1 0 0 2 10 (1 + RSV*) (1 + H3*) 0 0 0 21
TOTAL 255 9 20 (16 H3 and 4 H1) 5 0 2 3 72 1 6 0 142
Number of patients with a viral infection = 113             
Number of patients with 2 viral co-infections = 5