Table 4

Numbers and percentages of MRSA positive sows and environmental wipes
Moment 1 Moment 2 Moment 3
Wipes Sows Wipes Sows Wipes Sows
Herd N pos/n total N % Pos N pos/n total N % Pos N pos/n total N % Pos
NL1 1/4 16 6.3 3/4 16 25.0 4/4 16 93.8
NL2 4/4 12 33.3 4/4 12 100.0 4/4 12 100.0
NL3 3/4 8 50.0 4/4 8 62.5 4/4 8 100.0
NL4a 1/4 6 0.0 0/4 6 0.0 0/4 4 0.0
NL4b 0/4 6 0.0 0/4 6 0.0 0/4 6 0.0
NL 9/20 48 18.8 11/20 48 43.8 12/20 46 76.1
DK1 5/5 5 100.0 5/5 6 100.0 10/10 6 100.0
DK2 5/5 10 70.0 4/5 14 92.9 5/5 14 71.4
DK 10/10 15 80.0 9/10 20 95.0 15/15 20 80.0
NL + DK 19/30 63 33.3 20/30 68 58.8 27/35 66 77.3

NL = Dutch; DK = Danish.

Sows were classified MRSA positive if either one of the swabs (nasal/vaginal) tested positive; from all MRSA positive samplings of sows (n = 112), 58% was classified positive based on both swabs, 39% on a positive nasal swab and 3% on a positive vaginal swab.

Broens et al.

Broens et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:58   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-58

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