Thursday, 11 November 2010

Swiss finger MRSA st398 as dangerous

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The MRSA st398 saga continues. Britain, the world's first, only, and undoubtedly last vetocracy, remains a black hole for relevant science and information.

Just how much of a human disaster are Britain's dangerous secretive government veterinarians hiding up?

We still don't know accurately how much antibiotic is used to get sick pigs to slaughter and officialdom still denies that British pigs have MRSA st398.

We do now know officially  that Circovirus arrived in Britain in 1999 and was spreading, preceding the disastrous Classified Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth outbreaks, thus giving the lie to previous veterinary histories.

These fabrications placed the Circovirus problems as arising after the twin epidemics, wrongly trying to make the Circovirus epidemic a result of, not the contributory factor to, Foot and Mouth in 2000-2001.

We are now, at last, getting admissions that the government veterinarians did nothing about Circovirus in pigs for six years and were shocked when they found that almost all British pigs were infected or carrying.

MRSA st398 in pigs is following the same pattern - outright denial, despite not having done more than the most perfunctory testing of a few dust samples, and this by an organisation known to deliberately fake such tests and threaten anyone exposing them to Parliament.

This time matters seem even more serious.

Swiss report here

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

HAMAP: Staphylococcus aureus (strain MRSA ST398 / isolate S0385)
complete proteome

…Methicillin resistant S.aureus (MRSA) ST398 strains are becoming a
worldwide threat. Originally isolated from pigs, and widely
distributed worldwide in livestock, ST398 strains are also found in
human carriers and patients, domestic animals but also in meat
products for human consumption. Recent studies reported the more
promiscuous transmission of ST398 among humans; in China ST398 strains
are now causing hospital acquired infections…

… Indeed the very variable resistance patterns of ST398 isolates
suggests they may acquire foreign DNA quite easily under antibiotic
pressure…