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Volume 16, Number 10—October 2010

Human Cases of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398, Finland

Saara SalmenlinnaComments to Author , Outi Lyytikäinen, Anni Vainio, Anna-Liisa Myllyniemi, Saara Raulo, Mari Kanerva, Merja Rantala, Katariina Thomson, Jaana Seppänen, and Jaana Vuopio
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland (S. Salmenlinna, O. Lyytikäinen, A. Vainio, J. Vuopio); Finnish Food Safety Authority, Helsinki (A.-L. Myllyniemi, S. Raulo, J. Seppänen); Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki (M. Kanerva); University of Helsinki, Helsinki (M. Rantala, K. Thomson)

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Table 2

Human MRSA CC398 infections, Finland, January 2007–April 2009*

Patient age, y/sex MRSA strain Reason for taking specimen Sample source Animal contact Other information
27/M t011 Screening Nares Direct: horses Staff member of veterinary hospital, direct link to horse epidemic
63/M t011 Clinical symptoms Wound secretion None Dentist, history of skin grafts, healthcare worker in family, travel history to the Canary Islands
82/F t011 Clinical symptoms Wound secretion None Several previous hospitalizations, multiple diseases including basal cell carcinoma; son has a dog
65/F t011 Screening Nares Limited, visit to a horse farm (but not to the stable) 2 mo before MRSA isolation Retired nurse, hospitalizations in Finland and in Switzerland due to trauma
57/M t2922 Screening Skin None Atopic skin, hospitalizations within previous year
82/M t034 Unknown Wound secretion Limited, not specified Several previous hospitalizations
78/M t034 Unknown Skin Limited, occasional visits by a dog, had parakeets 20 y previously Several previous hospitalizations
96/M t034 Screening Nares None Several previous hospitalizations
39/M t034 Screening Nares None Several previous hospitalizations, homeless, alcoholic, contact sport activities
42/M t034 Screening Nares Unknown Unknown

*MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; CC398, clonal complex 398.

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