Table 3—

Risk groups with increased rates of CA-MRSA colonisation

Risk groups
Children aged <2 yrs
Athletes (mainly contact sports)
Injection drug users
Males who have sex with males
Military personnel
Inmates of correctional facilities, residential homes and shelters
Veterinarian surgeons, pig farmers and contact with colonised pets
  • CA-MRSA: community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Reproduced from 17 with permission from the publisher.