Wednesday, 7 March 2012

MRSA in Dutch Farmers, latest figures

Mechanical translation from the Dutch Parliament proceedings.

It seems it almost unbelievable that against this background, Britain should still refuse to acknowledge MRSA in its pigs and pork, after so many years.

It shows just how bad the cover-ups are – how senior those involved and huge the reparations and compensation that will be demanded and, make no mistake, how dangerous it is for any individual to campaign against veterinary corruption in Britain.

The Dutch are to be congratulated on their integrity and common-sense.

The full translation of the questions and answers in this exchange is here

Questions of member Hazekamp (Party for the Animals) to the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport about the annoyance of farmers to the changing policies of hospitals around MRSA (submitted February 17, 2012).

Answer Minister Schippers (Health, Welfare and Sport) (received March 6, 2012).

...Question 4

Please indicate how often MRSA or ESBL-producing bacteria was established by farmers and / or their family and / or their staff in the last 2 years? If so, please be specific in your answer? If not, why not?

Answer 4

A recent study shows that 16% of people who live and / or work on a vleeskalverbedrijf MRSA positive in the nose. For farmers was 33%, 26% for employees and family members who live on the farm 8%.

On pig farms was on average 14% of MRSA-positive people and broiler farms averaged 5.5%. People who have intensive contact with live animals generally have a greater chance of MRSA-positive than people who live on a farm, but no contact with the animals...

For ESBL-producing bacteria are less data available. On broiler farms was 28% of people positive for ESBL-