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Table 2 Distribution of S.aureus & MRSA among healthcare workers of different wards

From: Nasal carriage of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers at a tertiary care hospital in Western Nepal

Wards/Department No of samples (n = 204) S. aureus (%) (n = 32) MRSA (%) (n = 7)
NICU 21 3 (14.3) 0 (0)
Surgery 27 5 (18.5) 2 (40.0)
Operating room 26 5 (19.2) 2 (40.0)
Orthopedics 17 1 (5.9) 0 (0)
Medical 23 3 (13.0) 1 (33.3)
Gynecology 16 2 (12.5) 0 (0)
Emergency 11 2 (18.2) 1 (50.0)
ICU 4 0 (0) 0 (0)
CCU 3 1 (33.3) 0 (0)
Dermatology 8 2 (25.0) 0 (0)
Ophthalmology 5 3 (60.0) 0 (0)
Psychiatry 9 3 (33.3) 1 (33.3)
ENT 4 0 (0) 0 (0)
Radiology 10 1 (10.0) 0 (0)
Others 20 1 (5.0) 0 (0)