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Table 1 Distribution of S. aureus and MRSA carriage in urban rodents and shrews trapped between 2015 and 2016 in Guangzhou, Southern China

From: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among urban rodents, house shrews, and patients in Guangzhou, Southern China

Species No. of captures S. aureus
no. (%)
MRSA
no. (%)
Rodents 212 87/212 (41.0) 11/212 (5.2)
Rattus norvegicus 197 83/197 (42.1) 11/197 (5.6)
Rattus tanezumi 15 4/15 (26.7) 0/15 (0)
Shrews
Suncus murinus 185 14/185 (7.6) 1/185 (0.5)
Total 397 101/397 (25.4) 12/397 (3.0)
  1. S. aureus Staphylococcus aureus;
  2. MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus