Tuesday, 22 May 2012

MRSA st398 (cc398) in 40 percent German pig people

Germany, like most sensible countries, admits MRSA st398 (cc398) in their pigs - and also a very high 40 percent of people visiting pig farms on a regular basis, but the veterinary claims of little risk to humans are less convincing.

The people visiting, and that includes veterinarians, carry disease from farm to farm, and home to their families.

Britain's government vets have not only decided that MRSA st398 is harmless to humans, but  have decided not to find any in British pigs.

Britain is foolish indeed to entrust the health of their children and old people, the safety of the hospitals, to a failing corrupt veterinary industry.

Who put Britain's government veterinarians, the people who brought the world Mad Cow and mishandled Foot and Mouth, in charge of public health?

Full news report here (mechanical translation)
Resistant bacteria in almost all pigsties
Recent studies estimate risk to humans but is very low

Berlin (DAPD). The potentially dangerous drug-resistant germ MRSA is found in almost all pigsties and"colonized" 40 percent of people who go there regularly. But a dangerous disease, it is very rare. These are the results of new studies on the spread of the bacterium, which can not be fought with conventional antibiotics, such as Professor Thomas Blaha from the Veterinary University of Hanover on Monday said the news agency DAPD.The findings of the research will be presented on Tuesday (May 22) at a press conference in Berlin.
Overall, the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection before three years have been five projects commissioned as Blaha said. The College in Hanover examined the spread of MRSA (methicillin Staphylococcus aureus) in pig and pig breeding in Germany, the Free University of Berlin, the presence of the pathogen in the dust inside and outside the stables, and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment took on the molecular fine typing of bacterial strains in samples of all involved experts. There are three types of MRSA, which come into contact with human HA-MRSA is spreading in the hospital ("hospital germ"), CA-MRSA ST398 in the environment and animal husbandry.

The bottom line would be given all-clear, said Blaha, who heads the epidemiology branch of the Veterinary School of Hannover. 98 to 99 percent of the tested bacteria belonged to a single bacterial strain, namely, ST398, which was widespread in the animal populations, but in humans is "very, very rarely causes disease." The professor explained that although the seed was detected in 40 percent of people who are closest to the animals in the factories, but he may die from the gastrointestinal tract and could only in contact with open wounds are dangerous.

One of the main findings of the studies is that the germs are not transmitted over the air to humans, as the professor pointed out. He confirmed a report of the NDR, that up to 60 percent of the tested conventional farms MRSA germs were detected in the dust. Among the organic farms compared to 25 percent. Professor Blaha explained that the reason that organic farms operated less animal trade. It had nothing to do with the fact that they are better shielded against the spread of the pathogen would be....