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Volume 16, Number 9—September 2010

Rhinovirus Outbreaks in Long-term Care Facilities, Ontario, Canada

Jean Longtin1Comments to Author , Alex Marchand-Austin, Anne-Luise Winter, Samir N. Patel, Alireza Eshaghi, Frances B. Jamieson, Donald E. Low, and Jonathan B. Gubbay
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J. Longtin, A.L. Winter, S. Patel, A. Eshaghi, F. Jamieson, D.E. Low, J.B. Gubbay); Public Health Agency of Canada, Toronto (A. Marchand-Austin)

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Table 1

Viruses identified in 297 respiratory illness outbreaks in long-term care facilities, Ontario, Canada, July 1–December 31, 2009*

Virus Outbreaks, no. (%)
Enterovirus/rhinovirus 174 (59.0)
Influenza A 22 (7.0)
Parainfluenza 1 18 (6)
Parainfluenza 2 3 (1.0)
Parainfluenza 3 3 (1.0)
Parainfluenza 4 2 (0.7)
Metapneumovirus 2 (0.7)
Influenza B 1 (0.3)
Respiratory syncytial virus A 1 (0.3)
Respiratory syncytial virus B 1 (0.3)
Adenovirus 0
No specimens received 28 (9.0)
Negative 63 (21.0)

*In 187 outbreaks, 1 virus was detected; in 17 outbreaks, 2 viruses were detected; and in 3 outbreaks, 3 viruses were detected.

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1Current affiliation: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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