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Table 1 Influenza viruses detected in mid-turbinate nasal flocked swabs collected from 203 children with influenza-like illness.

From: Collection by trained pediatricians or parents of mid-turbinate nasal flocked swabs for the detection of influenza viruses in childhood

  No. of samples in which virus was detected
Virus Positive after pediatrician and parental collection Positive after pediatrician collection alone Positive after parental collection alone Total number of positive samples
Influenza A 5 (2.5%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 5 (2.5%)
Influenza B 20 (9.8%) 3 (1.5%) 4 (2.0%) 27 (13.3%)
Total 25 (12.3%) 3 (1.5%) 4 (2.0%) 32 (15.8%)
  1. No significant difference between the two methods of collection.