Sunday, 21 April 2013

MRSA st398 - Carriage by Veterinarians

For years, we have warned the young veterinarians in Britain, as well as the victims of their dangerous trades, despite constant harassment and threats from their henchmen and cronies.

So, our conscience is clear.

Now, farmers must stop veterinarians moving from farm to farm spreading disease and governments must intervene and place their state veterinarians under criminal investigation and proper control.

And we must protect our hospitals from veterinarians bringing livestock disease into their facilities to endanger the patients.

Full abstract is here

Dynamics and Determinants of Staphylococcus aureus Carriage in Livestock Veterinarians: a Prospective Cohort Study


Since 2003, a new clade of methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) belonging to clonal complex (CC) 398 and associated with animal husbandry has emerged in the Netherlands. The purpose of this study was to determine the dynamics of carriage in persons with direct contact to livestock...

...Conclusions. A high proportion of veterinarians had persistent MRSA CC398 carriage during the two-year study period, indicating that this variant may colonize humans for prolonged periods. Furthermore,
prevalence of S. aureus carriage was extremely high, indicating that MRSA CC398 is not replacing the susceptible strains, but comes on top of it.

Received January 2, 2013.
Accepted April 1, 2013