Welcome to the Nordic MRSA website.

This website provides a geographical overview of easily comparable epidemiological typing data
of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from notified new cases,
infected as well as colonized.
The data are submitted by the national Staphylococcus Reference Laboratories (SRLs) in the Nordic countries
Presently, the data include date and place of sampling for each new MRSA case,
presence of genes indicative of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), spa type (Ridom nomenclature),
(http:// and MLST clonal complex (CC; inferred from spa-type/s).
The spa type distributions are shown on a map (http://


Visit the Nordic MRSA map

Nordic MRSA Map


Place of sampling is shown on an aggregated level by using GIS coordinates representing either the country (Iceland),
hospital district (Finland), a county (Sweden), hospital or city hall, depending on whether the isolates were found
in a hospital or outside (Norway and Denmark).

The website is intended primarily for use in national and cross border surveillance, but may also be of help for local infection control.
Data downloaded from the website may only be used for non-commercial purposes, and may not be used without
permission to produce database driven web server or any other product or service.

We cannot be held liable for any misuse of data held on this site or for any consequences of errors, loss or corruption of data.

Data from this website may be cited and reprinted only with reference to the URL http://

MRSA insidence in the Nordic countries:


The database contains following data from each Nordic country:

Countryn IsolatesFirst IsolateLast Isolate

For further information please contact:

Country   Contactperson   Institution   Mail   Phone   
DenmarkAnders Rhod LarsenStatens Serum Institut,
Andreas PetersenStatens serum institut,
FinlandLaura LindholmNational Institute for Health and
Jaana VuopioNational Institute for Health and
IcelandGunnstein HaraldssonLandspitali University Hospital and University of Iceland, Reykjavik
NorwayFrode Width GranSt. Olavs Hospital,
Kjersti Wik LarssenSt. Olavs Hospital,
SwedenSara HæggmanPublic Health Agency of Sweden, Solna