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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

Research

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Western Australia

Lynne Dailey*, Geoffrey W. Coombs†, Frances G. O'Brien*, John W. Pearman†, Keryn Christiansen†, Warren B. Grubb*, and Thomas V. Riley‡Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia; †Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; ‡The University of Western Australia and Western Australian Centre for Pathology & Medical Research, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia

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Table 2

Notifications of MRSA from routine and survey specimens*

Year Routine no. (%) Survey no. (%) Total
1998 1,308 (90) 131 (10) 1,439
1999 1,535 (85) 228 (15) 1,763
2000 1,756 (81) 338 (19) 2,094
2001 1,661 (62) 631 (38) 2,292
2002 1,653 (61) 652 (39) 2,305
Total 7,913 (75) 1,980 (25) 9,893

*Data were not recorded for 62 specimens; *MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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