Table 3.

Relationship between rep-PCR type and epidemic potentials of MRSA strains

Rep-PCR typeNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
No. of epidemic MRSA isolatesa51423111111201
No. of associated isolatesb6217520531712112431428803
No. of MRSA isolates2700000110110
  • a Isolates investigated in this study.

  • b Representative strains associated with outbreaks involving the indicated number of isolates (4).