Thursday, 29 November 2012
MRSA bacteria on broiler farms
In Britain, we don't know. Britain's hopelessly corrupt government veterinarians will not tell us anything. and our hospitals remain in danger.
It is called open government and transparency, and supported by a vast Defra, Britain's agricultural ministry, PR machine to the greater glory of Britain's greedy veterinarians at our expense.
Worldwide, we know that pigs, poultry, pig and poultry people and veterinarians are carrying MRSA, but for Britain, we do not know.
This story went from the Netherlands to China and from there to NZ. clearly moving from west to east and running out of steam before East Anglia, where it really matters.
Dutch government report here (mechanical transaltion)
MRSA bacteria on broiler farms
Newsflash Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority | November
The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is found in 8% of the farms with broilers. The bacterium occurs in chickens and barn dust. This research shows that agency Risk Assessment & Research
program (office) of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (nVWA) had carried out. It mainly concerns the 'veegerelateerde' variant of MRSA, called LA-MRSA, which also previously been detected in pigs and veal calves. Animals infected with MRSA may in some cases transfer to humans.
Of the broiler farmers is 9% carrier of MRSA. For slaughterhouse staff of broilers can be up to 14%. According Buro Additional measures are needed to professionals who come into contact with live chickens, better protection. In slaughterhouses with gasverdoving is the probability of a MRSA infection is almost 4 times smaller than with electric stunning of slaughter through a "water bath". Gasverdoving to move the animals namely less. There are less dust particles in the air, so the risk of infection with the bacterium is smaller. Since, moreover, less discomfort for the animals, pleads buro sure to switch to a slaughter method in which the animals move as little as possible.
Büro advises employees who are exposed to additional MRSA to wear a mask for better protection against dust.
The health risk due to an MRSA infection for healthy people low. For people in ziekenhjuizen this is a greater risk because they are more susceptible to infection. MRSA infections are difficult to treat because the bacteria is insensitive to penicillin and many other antibiotics.
People with an increased risk of being a carrier of MRSA bacteria are considered at risk. The risk groups include people who are located in a foreign hospital or treated, and people who have had close contact with live pigs or calves. Prevent the spread of MRSA in a hospital counter, these risk at admission special treatment. Bureau advises people who intensively with live chickens have been in contact now at risk to count.
Agency Risk Assessment & Research programming nVWA judges and advises scientifically about potential threats to food and product safety, animal health and welfare. The independent exercise of this contract is regulated by the Law independent risk VWA in 2006 by the parliament adopted. Advice in the context of the law to the Ministers of the Ministries of Economic Affairs (EZ) and the Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).
More information: - Advice on health risks of LA-MRSA in intensive contact with chickens - File MRSA