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BY THE NUMBERS //

MRSA by the Numbers

Some countries have the problem well in hand; others don’t.

By Wendy Orent // Winter 2006
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119.3
Number, per million, of the population of Ireland infected with MRSA in 2003, according to an antimicrobial surveillance study of European hospitals; doctors blame poor hospital hygiene and overcrowding

46.5
Number, per million, of the population of Portugal infected with MRSA in 2003 (the European study's runner-up)

1
Percentage of tests at two Icelandic hospitals that were positive for MRSA in 2002

51
Percentage of tests at 36 Greek hospitals that were positive for MRSA in 2002

95
Percentage of clinicians who think antimicrobial resistance to infections such as MRSA is a problem in the United States

77
Percentage who think antimicrobial resistance is a problem in their institution

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