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Table 1 Clinical histories of patients with MRSA infections, including suspected index case

From: Whole genome SNP typing to investigate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in a health-care provider as the source of multiple surgical site infections

Patient Isolates Source Year Collected
Surgical Team Member 1 Nasal February 2011
Case 2 1 Blood February 2011
Case 3a 3 Abdominal fluid September 2010
Case 3b - Anal fistula August 2011
Case 3c - Sputum August 2011
Case 4 1 Deep wound July 2010
Hospital Control 1 1 Tissue March 2010
Hospital Control 2 1 Incision December 2010
Hospital Control 3 1 Joint fluid September 2010
Hospital Control 4a 2 Tissue March 2010
Hospital Control 4b - Deep wound March 2010
Hospital Control 5 1 Tissue November 2010
Hospital Control 6 1 Tissue October 2010
Hospital Control 7 1 Deep wound December 2010
Hospital Control 8a 2 Abdominal fluid February 2011
Hospital Control 8b - Abdominal fluid February 2011
Healthcare Control 9a 2 Head February 2011
Healthcare Control 9b - Head February 2011
Healthcare Control 10 1 Right stump March 2011
Healthcare Control 11 1 Urine February 2011
Community Control 12 1 Blood March 2011
Community Control 13 1 Boil October 2010
Community Control 14 1 Abscess groin February 2011
Community Control 15 1 Excision site abdominal March 2011
  1. Multiple samples taken from individuals are labeled as “a”, “b”, and “c”