Antibiotic Resistance Patterns of Bacterial Isolates from Blood in San Francisco County, California, 1996-1999
Susan S. Huang*† , Brian J. Labus†‡, Michael C. Samuel†‡, Dairian T. Wan†, and Arthur L. Reingold†‡
Author affiliations: *University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA; †California Department of Health Services, San Francisco, California, USA; ‡University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA;
Figure 3. Plot of the number of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) isolates by hospital day of admission. An early peak is noted, corresponding to patients entering the hospital with MRSA or VRE bacteremia. Subsequent cases likely represent nosocomial acquisition.
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