Elimination of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a University Hospital and District Institutions, Finland
Pirkko Kotilainen*† , 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
Figure 2. Number of new cases weekly of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among patients and staff during the medical outbreak, third week of March to the second week of September 1992. Time is shown in weeks from the admission of the index case (black column) to the medical intensive-care unit. White columns indicate patient cases; striped columns indicate staff cases.
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