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Table 2 Prevalence of S. aureus virulence genes among different settings

From: Distribution of virulence genes and SCCmec types among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of clinical and environmental origin: a study from community of Assam, India

Virulence Genes No. of Isolates (n = 63)
Hospital Community Environment
sea 15 (23.8%) 13 (20.6%) 30 (47.6%)
seb 4 (0.63%) 5 (0.79%) 12 (19.04%)
eta 4 (0.63%) 11 (17.46%) 13 (20.63%)
etb 1 (0.16%) - 1 (0.16%)
ica 1 (0.16%) 1 (0.16%) -
cna 4 (0.63%) 3 (0.47%) 17 (26.98%)
tst 5 (0.79%) 9 (1.42%) 18 (28.57%)
  1. sea, Enterotoxin A; seb, Enterotoxin B; eta, Exfoliative toxin A; etb, Exfoliative toxin B; ica, Intercellular adhesion protein; cna, Collagen binding protein; tst, toxic shock syndrome toxin
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