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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 2

Epidemiologic data for rhinovirus outbreaks associated with deaths in long-term care facilities, Ontario, Canada, July 1–December 31, 2009

Outbreak No. sick residents/total no. residents (%) No. deaths No. sick staff members/total no. staff members (%) Outbreak duration, d HRV species and strain*
A 28/59 (47) 1 16/80 (20) 38 HRV-A 31
B 32/60 (53) 7 21/100 (21) 43 HRV-A 33
C 19/158 (12) 3 1/200 (0.5) 20 HRV-A 82
D 23/115 (20) 2 3/134 (2) 12 HRV-C N7

*HRV, human rhinovirus.

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