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Table 2 Basic reproduction number for strain-independent and strain-specific MRSA

From: Identifying conditions for elimination and epidemic potential of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nursing homes

Basic Reproduction Number Point Estimate (95 % CI)
General (irrespective of AB) w/o AB with AB
Strain-independent MRSA, R0 0.18 (0.13, 0.23) 0.12 (0.07, 0.17) 0.28 (0.16, 0.40)
Non-USA300, R01 0.16 (0.11, 0.21) 0.11 (0.06, 0.15) 0.24 (0.15, 0.34)
USA300, R03 0.04 (0.01, 0.06) 0.02 (0.00, 0.05) 0.05 (0.02, 0.09)
  1. AB, antibiotic use in the past 3 months