Table 4

Typing data for MRSA isolated from the general environment and patients
Hospital (n) eGenomics spa typea % per hospital (n) Ridom spa typeb PVL genes CMRSA USA equivalent Visit number (n)
Environment: 1 2 3 4
A (20) 2 50.0% (10) t002 No 2 100 2 2 2 4
539 30.0% (6) t034 No No assignment No assignment 0 0 0 6
24 10.0% (2) t242 No 2 100 0 0 1 1
140 5.0% (1) t954 No 2 100 1 0 0 0
957 5.0% (1) t4867 No No assignment No assignment 0 0 1 0
B (25) 2 88.0% (22) t002 No 2 100 3 5 10 4
539 12.0% (3) t034 No No assignment No assignment 0 0 3 0
C (27) 1 3.7% (1) t008 Yes 10 300 0 0 0 1
7 96.3% (26) t064 No 5 500 0 26 0 0
Patients:
A (16)c 2 75.0% (12) t002 No 2 100 0 6 3 3
23 6.3% (1) t548 No 2 100 0 1 0 0
24 6.3% (1) t242 No 2 100 0 0 1 0
140 6.3% (1) t954 No 2 100 0 1 0 0
696 6.3% (1) t2069 No No assignment No assignment 0 1 0 0
B (25)d 2 80.0% (20) t002 No 2 100 6 4 7 3
1 4.0% (1) t008 No 5 500 0 0 1 0
12 4.0% (1) t062 No 2 100 1 0 0 0
23 4.0% (1) t548 No 2 100 0 0 0 1
24 4.0% (1) t242 No 2 100 0 0 0 1
230 4.0% (1) t010 No 2 100 1 0 0 0
C (5)e 2 80.0% (4) t002 No 2 100 0 0 2 2
1 20.0% (1) t008 Yes 10 300 0 0 1 0

PVL: Panton-Valentine leukocidin.

CMRSA: Canadian epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

n = number of samples.

aspa types classified according to eGenomics (http://tools.egenomics.com webcite)bspa types classified according to the Ridom system (http://www.spaserver.ridom.de webcite).

c MRSA was isolated from the perianal region (62.5%, n=10) and the anterior nares (37.5%, n=6).

d MRSA was isolated from the perianal region (68%, n=17), the anterior nares (12%, n=3), and from wounds (20%, n=5).

e MRSA was isolated from the anterior nares (100%, n=5).

Faires et al.

Faires et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:290   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-290

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