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Volume 9, Number 2—February 2003

Research

Elimination of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a University Hospital and District Institutions, Finland

Pirkko Kotilainen*†Comments to Author , Marianne Routamaa*, Reijo Peltonen*, Jarmo Oksi*, Esa Rintala‡, Olli Meurman*, Olli-Pekka Lehtonen*, Erkki Eerola§, Saara Salmenlinna¶, Jaana Vuopio-Varkila¶, and Tuire Rossi*
Author affiliations: *Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland; †National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland; ‡Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, Finland; §Turku University, Turku, Finland; ¶National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

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Figure 1

Spread of surgical outbreak strain. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated August 1991–October 1992 in 17 patients cared for on two surgical wards and the surgical intensive-care unit. Hospitalization periods of these patients are shown as horizontal lines. Symbol • indicates the time point when the first culture positive for MRSA was taken.

Figure 1. Spread of surgical outbreak strain. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated August 1991–October 1992 in 17 patients cared for on two surgical wards and the surgical intensive-care unit. Hospitalization periods of these patients are shown as horizontal lines. Symbol • indicates the time point when the first culture positive for MRSA was taken.

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