Table 2

Typing data for MRSA strains from patients and contaminated surfaces
spa typea Number of isolates Ridom spa typeb PVL gene CMRSA USA equivalent
Patient rooms: (n = 7)
 2c 85.7% (6) t002 No 2 100
 437d 14.3% (1) t003 No 2 100
General environment: (n = 6)
 2 83.3% (5) t002 No 2 100
 1 16.7% (1) t008 Yes 10 300
Patientse: (n = 46)
 2f 65.2% (30) t002 No 2 100
 437 13% (6) t003 No 2 100
Newg 6.5% (3) Not assigned No Not assigned Not assigned
 1 4.3% (2) t008 Yes 10 300
 7 2.2% (1) Not assigned No Not assigned Not assigned
 12 2.2% (1) t062 No 2 100
 23 2.2% (1) t548 No 2 100
 771h 2.2% (1) t2104 Yes Not assigned Not assigned
 New 2.2% (1) t3618 No Not assigned Not assigned

n = number of isolates.

PVL = Panton-Valentine leukocidin.

CMRSA = Canadian epidemic meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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 Five isolates recovered from five unexposed rooms; one isolate recovered from one MRSA exposed room.

d One isolate recovered from one unexposed room.

e For three MRSA exposed rooms, the patient’s MRSA isolate was not collected.

f Five MRSA isolates are from MRSA exposed rooms that were sampled.

g One patient isolate from a MRSA exposed room.

h Patient isolate from a MRSA exposed room.

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Faires et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:342   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-342

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