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Table 3 Frequencies of resistance of S. aureus isolates from camel meat and from the hands of workers to singular antibiotics

From: Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from camel meat and slaughterhouse workers in Egypt

S. aureus isolates CHLa CLI a ERYa NVa OFXa FOXa OXAa SXTa VANa
Camel (n = 29) 26 (89.7)* 20 (69.0) 17 (58.6) 17 (58.6)* 2 (6.9) 25 (86.2) 25 (86.2) 19 (65.5) 8 (27.6)
Human (n = 11) 4 (36.4) 5 (45.5) 7 (63.6) 2 (18.2) 6 (54.5)* 7 (63.6) 7 (63.6) 5 (45.5) 6 (54.5)
Total (n = 40) 30 (75) 25 (62.5) 24 (60) 19 (47.5) 8 (20) 32 (80) 28 (70) 24 (60) 14 (35)
  1. Abbreviations: CHL chloramphenicol, CLI clindamycin, ERY erythromycin, NV novobiocin, OFX ofloxacin, FOX cefoxitin, OXA oxacillin, SXT trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, VAN vancomycin
  2. *Antimicrobial resistance of S. aureus isolates towards CHL, NV and OFX showed a significant dependence on the host (P = 0.001, 0.022 and 0.001, respectively)
  3. aData presented as No. (%)