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Table 2 Prevalence of S. aureus and MRSA strains in different types of hospital cockroaches

From: Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antibiotic resistance in the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from hospital cockroaches

Types of cockroaches No samples collected N (%) of S. aureus positive samples N (%) of MRSA positive samples
P. americana External washing 310 47 (15.16) 28 (59.57)
Gut contents 310 25 (8.06) 10 (40)
B. germanica External washing 220 18 (8.18) 8 (44.44)
Gut contents 220 12 (5.45) 5 (41.66)
Total External washing 530 65 (12.26) 36 (55.38)
Gut contents 530 37 (6.98) 15 (40.54)