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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 3

Notifications of MRSA in patients, staff members, and other contacts*

Type 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Total (%)
Patients 1,357 1,644 1,986 2,081 2,171 9,239 (93)
Staff 22 71 73 173 110 449 (5)
Other 46 43 36 52 24 201 (2)
Total 1,425 1,758 2,095 2,306 2,305 9,889

*Data were not recorded for 66 specimens; *MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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