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Table 2 Typing data for MRSA strains from patients and contaminated surfaces

From: The identification and epidemiology of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in patient rooms and the ward environment

spatypea Number of isolates Ridom spatypeb 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
  1. n = number of isolates.
  2. PVL = Panton-Valentine leukocidin.
  3. CMRSA = Canadian epidemic meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
  4. a spa types classified according to eGenomics (http://tools.egenomics.com).
  5. b spa types classified according to the Ridom system (http://www.spaserver.ridom.de).
  6. c Five isolates recovered from five unexposed rooms; one isolate recovered from one MRSA exposed room.
  7. d One isolate recovered from one unexposed room.
  8. e For three MRSA exposed rooms, the patient’s MRSA isolate was not collected.
  9. f Five MRSA isolates are from MRSA exposed rooms that were sampled.
  10. g One patient isolate from a MRSA exposed room.
  11. h Patient isolate from a MRSA exposed room.