Table 2.

Pulsotypes of MRSA isolates

Period of isolationPhage typeNo. of isolates of pulsotype:
IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXIIXIIIMiscaTotal
1967–1977A000000000000000
B000000000000000
C000000000000000
D000000000000000
E0000000 1 000000 1
F0000000000 1 00 2 3
G00 1 000 7 2 0 2 0000 12
H0000000000 2 00 1 3
K0000000 1 1 2 000 2 6
L0000000 3 000 1 0 2 6
1978–1986A 8 22 10 00 1 0 1 1 00 1 0 2 46
B 1 4 0000 2 4 2 0000 1 14
C000000000000000
D00000 1 1 000000 2 4
E0 2 000000 1 0000 1 4
F000000000000000
G0000000 1 000000 1
H000000000000000
K000000 1 1 00000 1 3
L0000000 1 000000 1
1987–1996A 2 6 3 36 1 1 000000 4 1 54
B000000000000000
C0 1 0 6 000000000 1 8
D000000000000000
E 1 00 2 0000000000 3
F000000000000000
G000000000000000
H000000000000000
K 2 0 1 0000000000 1 4
L000 1 0000000000 1
  • a Misc, miscellaneous pulsotype.