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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Letter

Modeling the Impact of Pandemic Influenza on Pacific Islands

Nick Wilson*Comments to Author , Osman Mansoor†, Douglas Lush‡, and Tom Kiedrzynski§
Author affiliations: *Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Wellington, New Zealand; †Public Health Consulting Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand; ‡New Zealand Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand; §Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia

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Demographic and clinical data of patients with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Patient 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Date of MRSA isolation Mar 2001 Nov 2002 Jan 2003 Feb 2003 Mar 2003 May 2003 Oct 2003 Apr 2004
Ethnicity Indian Filipino Chinese Chinese Filipino Chinese Filipino Chinese
Age 52 20 38 37 31 56 21 33
Sex M F M M F F F F
Coexisting conditions Diabetes mellitus Endometrial cancer
Infection type Pneumonia, bacteremia Hand abscess Hand abscess Hand abscess Hand abscess Hand abscess Chin abscess Abdominal wall abscess
Therapy* IV vancomycin I&D I&D I&D I&D I&D I&D I&D
Appropriate antimicrobial drug usage Yes No No No No No No No

*Therapy: IV, intravenous; –, not applicable; I&D, incision and drainage of abscess.

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