Thursday, 23 May 2013

Norway - more MRSA st398 found in pigs

Norway has had a small number of pigs infected since 2011.

The only major countries failing to find MRSA st398 in pigs remain Britain and Ireland. But they did not look very hard and are desperately trying to find a way of finding some without facing international condemnation and a public enquiry.

Fell report from 'The Pig Site' here

Four Cases of MRSA Found in Norwegian Pigs
23 May 2013

NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has identified four cases of MRSA (Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to antibiotics) in Norwegian pigs. The country's food safety authority, the National Veterinary Institute and the swine industry are now considering measures to prevent spread of the disease...

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