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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Research

Imported Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Sweden

Mikael StenhemComments to Author , Åke Örtqvist, Håkan Ringberg, Leif Larsson, Barbro Olsson-Liljequist, Sara Hæggman, Mats Kalin, and Karl Ekdahl
Author affiliations: Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden (M. Stenhem, B. Olsson-Liljequist, S. Hæggman); Karolinska Institutet, Solna (M. Stenhem, Å. Örtqvist, M. Kalin, K. Ekdahl); County Medical Office Communicable Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden (Å. Örtqvist); Regional Centre for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Malmö, Sweden (H. Ringberg); Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden (L. Larsson); European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Solna (K. Ekdahl)

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Table 3

Imported cases of MRSA acquisition and disease among children adopted from other countries, Sweden, 2000–2003*

Country No. adoptions No. with MRSA acquisition 
(no. with MRSA disease) Risk/1,000 adoptions (95% CI)
The Philippines 27 2 (0) 74.1 (9.1–242.8)
South Korea 467 14 (0) 30.0 (16.5–49.8)
Bulgaria 91 2 (1) 22.0 (2.7–77.1)
Belarus 174 3 (1) 17.2 (3.6–49.6)
Russia 263 4 (0) 15.2 (4.2–38.5)
Ethiopia 71 1 (1) 14.1 (0.4–76.0)
Ukraine 74 1 (0) 13.5 (0.3–73.0)
People’s Republic of China 1,074 7 (3) 6.5 (2.6–13.4)
Colombia 460 3 (0) 6.5 (1.3–18.9)
South Africa 154 1 (0) 6.5 (0.16–35.6)
India 243 1 (0) 4.1 (0.1–22.7)
Vietnam 328 1 (0) 3.0 (0.1–16.8)
Other countries
743
0

Total 4,169 40 (6) 9.6 (6.9–13.0)

*MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; CI, confidence interval.

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