TABLE 4.

Distribution of SCCmec types among colonization isolatesa with various STs

STNo. (%) of colonization isolates of SCCmec type:Total no. (%) of isolates
IIIIIIVVT
590026 (76.4)5 (14.7)31 (91.2)
508001 (2.9)01 (2.9)
891 (2.9)0001 (2.9)
23901 (2.9)001 (2.9)
Total1 (2.9)1 (2.9)27 (81.7)5 (14.7)34 (100)
  • a Includes only the subset of isolates from patients lacking MRSA risk factors. ST was determined by MLST as described in Materials and Methods.