TABLE 1

MRSA-positivea volunteers after farm visit

Trial no.bNo. of volunteersNo. (%) of MRSA-positive volunteers according to time after leaving stable
0 h1 h2 h1 day2 days7 days
12424 (100)13 (54)5 (21)1 (4)1 (4)0
22424 (100)18 (75)12 (50)4 (17)4 (17)1 (4)
32419 (79)11 (46)3 (13)2 (8)1 (4)0
42221 (95)8 (36)2 (9)3 (14)0 (0)0
All trials9488 (94)50 (53)22 (23)10 (11)6 (6)1 (1)
  • a After enrichment culture.

  • b Trials 1 and 2, high MRSA exposure in the stable; trials 3 and 4, low MRSA exposure in the stable.