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Table 2 Distribution of the most frequently identified nosocomial pathogens; 1st National Prevalence study, Benin, October 2012

From: Prevalence of nosocomial infections and anti-infective therapy in Benin: results of the first nationwide survey in 2012

Microorganism (no. of isolates) (%)
Staphylococcus aureus (271) 27.9
Escherichia coli (221) 22.7
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (110) 11.3
Enterococci (102) 10.5
Other GNR (99) 10.2
CNS (47) 4.9
Salmonella spp. (41) 4.2
Undetermined (30) 3.1
Citrobacter spp (26) 2.7
Candida spp (15) 1.5
Acinetobacter baumanii (10) 1
Total (972) 100
  1. GNR, Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria not further identified;
  2. CNS, coagulase-negative staphylococci.