Table 5

Numbers and percentages of MRSA positive pigs and environmental wipes
Moment 2 Moment 3 Moment 4 Moment 5 Moment 6
Pigs Pigs Wipes Pigs Wipes Pigs Wipes Pigs
Herd N % Pos N % Pos N pos/N total N % Pos N pos/n total N % Pos N pos/n total N % Pos
NL1 199 42.7 186 93.0 4/4 125 100.0 - - - - - -
NL2 147 100.0 146 99.3 0/4 93 55.9 2/4 92 100.0 4/4 80 86.3
NL3 90 95.6 90 98.9 4/4 87 100.0 4/4 86 100.0 4/4 82 63.4
NL4a 68 4.4 64 3.1 0/4 65 52.3 1/4 64 89.1 3/4 62 64.5
NL4b 79 1.3 70 0.0 1/4 67 20.9 0/4 68 16.2 0/4 68 13.2
NL 583 55.2 556 73.6 9/20 437 71.4 7/16 310 79.4 11/16 292 58.2
DK1 57 100.0 48 100.0 10/10 48 100.0 7/10 45 100.0 5/5 46 100.0
DK2 142 68.3 133 87.2 10/10 129 100.0 15/15 123 100.0 10/10 67 98.5
DK 199 77.4 181 90.6 20/20 177 100.0 22/25 168 100.0 15/15 113 99.1
NL + DK 782 60.9 737 77.8 29/40 614 79.6 29/41 478 86.6 26/31 405 69.6

NL = Dutch; DK = Danish.

Pigs were classified MRSA positive if either one of the swabs (nasal/rectal) tested positive; from all MRSA positive samplings of pigs (n = 476), 67% was classified positive based on both swabs, 31% on a positive nasal swab and 2% on a positive rectal swab.

Broens et al.

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

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