Table 3.

Highly related BSI and HCW isolates collected from the same hospitals within 2 months of each other

HospitalBSI patientHCWType of ICUSABTime (no. of days before or after) isolation from HCW
BSI patientHCW
AP2HW5RNNN0.94−9
P3HW7RNNN0.89−1
BP11HW35RNSS0.97+1
P21HW29RNSS0.94+5
P24HW37TENN0.90+27
P12HW38RNNN1.00+62
P22HW31RTSS0.87+2
DP5HW14RNSS0.88+62
P20HW24RNNN0.96+33
P7HW23RTNN1.00+1
P9HW27RNNN0.88+4
HW8RNNS0.91+19
HW10RNNS0.93+19
HW9CLNS0.91+19
  • a Time before (−) isolation of the BSI isolate or time after (+) isolation of the BSI isolate.