Thursday, 1 September 2011

Denmark - Rise in MRSA st398 - Porcine MRSA in People

More bad news about Porcine MRSA moving from pigs to people 
comes from Denmark. 

Britain's corrupt government veterinarians still refuse to test or admit 
that British pigs have MRSA, so nothing will be done to protect 
British hospitals. 

More or less every other country has admitted MRSA in their 
pigs for years and are are doing what they can to deal with the 

Denmark has the done the most and has clean hospitals and much 
healthier pigs: they control the antibiotics used on their farms as you
can see from earlier reports on this blog, but things are still not right.

Britain's notorious agriculture ministry, DEFRA, does nothing but sit
on their hands and attempt to discredit  anyone daring to complain
about this appalling situation.

MRSA cc398 is usually referred to as MRSA st398 in the English 
speaking countries.

Extract from longer media release here translated by Google 

...Rise in MRSA of porcine type

In 2010, the incidence of MRSA studied in approximately 100 pig 
farms, 200 chickens, 200 cattleat abattoirs. There was not found
MRSA in either chickens or cattle, while there was found MRSA
in 16% of pig herds - all of the so-called CC398 type pig type that
can be transmitted from pigs to people.

The number of people infected with MRSA of porcine type CC398 
increased from 40 in 2009 to 109 in 2010. MRSA CC398
accounted for 10% of all new MRSA cases in 2010.

Until 2010, most people with MRSA CC398 had contact with pigs,
but in 2010 was 15 cases of  CC398 found in individuals who do 
not had had contact with pigs. There is still no evidence that MRSA
CC398 spreads to real urban areas or that it be transferred from
meat to humans.

"It is important to prevent the occurrence of MRSA in pigs increases,
because we produce a large number of pigs in Denmark, and pigs
are the main reservoir for MRSA CC398, "says senior Yvonne Agersø
from National Food Institute.

"It is worrying that 14% of new cases do not have direct contact with
pigs. It may indicate that bacterium is about to change, so it rubs
 easily from human to human, "points out Robert Forest