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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Veterinary Doctors and Students, the Netherlands

Mireille Wulf*Comments to Author , Arie van Nes†, Andrea Eikelenboom-Boskamp*, Janneke de Vries*, Willem Melchers*, Corné H. Klaassen‡, and Andreas Voss*‡
Author affiliations: *Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; †Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; ‡Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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Table 3

Estimates of relative risk for exposure to types of animals for veterinary students and veterinarians, the Netherlands

Type of animal Relative risk 95% Confidence interval
Pigs* 9.0 0.52–154
Cows* 5.3 0.31–90
Sheep† 4.35 0.52–40
Companion animals 0.86 0.17–4.2
Horses 0.72 0.14–3.6

*The number of carriers without exposure in this group was 0; estimate of relative risk was made by adding 0.5 to all groups.
†Data on veterinarians only.

*The number of carriers without exposure in this group was 0; estimate of relative risk was made by adding 0.5 to all groups.
†Data on veterinarians only.

*The number of carriers without exposure in this group was 0; estimate of relative risk was made by adding 0.5 to all groups.
†Data on veterinarians only.

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