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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

Institution Total no. of sampled employees (nasal swabs / fecal samples) No. of sampled No. (%)a of employees positive for Total no. (%)b of positive employees
Veterinarians Nurses Others/unknownc MRSA MRSP MRCoNS ESBL-PE CPE CRE  
Clinic A 38 (37/37) 19 12 7 4 (11) 0 (0) 2 (5) 3 (8) 1 (3) 3 (8) 12 (32)d
Clinic B 46 (38/46) 22 13 11 2 (5) 1 (3) 3 (8) 3 (7) 1 (2) 3 (7) 13 (28)
Clinic C 21 (20/21) 14 6 1 1 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (5) 2 (10)
Practice G 4 (4/4) 1 3 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 109 (99/108) 56 34 19 7 (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