Patient prevalence level of MRSA as function of the efficacy of patient decolonization or isolation after 3 months, 1 year and 5 years. 88% of the patients are screened upon hospital admission. Carriers are either decolonized (red lines) or isolated (blue lines). The left figure corresponds to a high endemicity level, the right figure to a medium endemicity level.
Gurieva et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:302 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-302