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Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002


Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Finland

Saara Salmenlinna*Comments to Author , Outi Lyytikäinen*, and Jaana Vuopio-Varkila*
Author affiliations: *National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland;

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Table 1

Distribution of sporadic strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and strains shared by at least two persons and contact with a health-care facility, Finland

Persons with hospital contact (%) Persons without hospital contact (%)
n=418 n=108
Sporadic strain types 43 (10) 13 (12)
Strain types shared by at least two persons 375 (90) 95 (88)

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