Xiao Xue Ma*, Antonio Galiana†, Walter Pedreira†‡, Martin Mowszowicz§, Inés Christophersen†, Silvia Machiavello†, Liliana Lope†, Sara Benaderet‡, Fernanda Buela‡, Walter Vicentino‡, María Albini¶, Olivier Bertaux†, Irene Constenla†, Homero Bagnulo†, Luis Llosa§, Teruyo Ito*, and Keiichi Hiramatsu*
Author affiliations: *Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan; †Hospital Maciel, Montevideo, Uruguay; ‡Centro de Asistencia del Sindicato Médico del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay; §Ministerio del Interior, Montevideo, Uruguay; ¶Ministry of Public Health, Montevideo, Uruguay
Figure 1. . . The monthly accumulation of cases of infections due to non–multidrug-resistant MRSA strains from January 2002 to October 2003. Black blocks indicate numbers of strains that were isolated from patients in the public hospital (Hospital Maciel), white indicates strains from a private hospital (Centro de Asistencia del Sindicato Médico del Uruguay), and gray indicates strains from 2 prisons (Libertad and Comcar).
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