TABLE 3

Sensitivity for the Detection of Different Viruses According to Specimen Type

VirusARIs With Virus IdentifiedaNPANTS
Sensitivity95% CIbSensitivity95% CIb
Influenza A37100.090.5–100.091.978.1–98.3
Influenza B1090.055.5–99.7100.069.2–100.0
RSV7297.290.3–99.793.184.5–97.7
PIV I3100.029.2–100.0100.029.2–100.0
PIV II3100.029.2–100.0100.029.2–100.0
PIV III2095.075.1–99.985.062.1–96.8
Adenovirus4493.281.3–98.665.950.1–79.5
hMPV2095.075.1–99.990.068.3–98.8
  • hMPV indicates human metapneumovirus.

  • a Column total (209) adds to more than the number of ARIs with any virus present (186), because illnesses with 2 viruses identified are recorded in 2 cells (23).

  • b Where sensitivity is 100%, a 1-sided, 97.5% lower CI is provided.