Table 1

MRSA prevalence (%) and SCCmec types among isolates from the burns units at Mulago hospital

Oxacillin disc

CHROMagar

SCCmec types


Sample source (n = 89)

S. aureus1

mecA

MSSA

MRSA

MSSA

MRSA

I

II

III

IV

V

NT


Patients

(n = 21)

14

14

ND

14

4

10

8

ND

ND

3

1

2


HCW

(n = 31)

13

13

ND

13

4

9

8

ND

ND

ND

3

2


Environment

(n = 37)

14

14

ND

14

7

7

6

ND

ND

ND

2

6


Prevalence

46

(41/89)

100

(41/41)

46

(41/89)

17

(15/89)

29

(26/89)

54

(22/41)

-

-

7

(3/41)

15

(6/41)

24

(10/41)


1Isolates per sample; ND, Not detected; HCW, healthcare worker; NT, Not typeable

Kateete et al. BMC Research Notes 2011 4:326   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-326

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