Table 2

Enterovirus yield from different specimen types over 7 years

Specimen type

Overall

Number tested (% tested)

Number positive

% positive (of tested)


Throat swab

1778

1643 (92.4)

418

25.4

Rectal swab

344

242 (70.3)

14

5.8

Vesicle swab

355

315 (88.7)

50

15.9

Oral ulcer swab

73

53 (72.6)

7

13.2

Unknown

20

19 (95.0)

2

10.5


Total

2570

2272 (88.4)

491

21.6


Podin et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:180   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-180

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