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Table 6 Colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms of employees of Clinics A–C and Practice G

From: Poor infection prevention and control standards are associated with environmental contamination with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales and other multidrug-resistant bacteria in Swiss companion animal clinics

InstitutionTotal no. of sampled employees (nasal swabs / fecal samples)No. of sampledNo. (%)a of employees positive forTotal no. (%)b of positive employees
VeterinariansNursesOthers/unknowncMRSAMRSPMRCoNSESBL-PECPECRE 
Clinic A38 (37/37)191274 (11)0 (0)2 (5)3 (8)1 (3)3 (8)12 (32)d
Clinic B46 (38/46)2213112 (5)1 (3)3 (8)3 (7)1 (2)3 (7)13 (28)
Clinic C21 (20/21)14611 (5)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1 (5)2 (10)
Practice G4 (4/4)1300 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Total109 (99/108)5634197 (7)1 (1)5 (5)6 (6)2 (2)7 (7)27 (25)d
  1. a Percentage related to total number of nasal swabs or fecal samples available from the according institution. b Percentage related to number of sampled employees. c Profession not known for 5 participating employees. dOne employee tested positive for both an ESBL-producing and colistin-resistant Enterobacterales
  2. Abbreviations: MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSP methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, MRCoNS methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci, ESBL-PE extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales, CPE carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales, CRE colistin-resistant Enterobacterales