Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Are farm animals to blame for the rise of superbugs?



The 'Daily Mail' is lighter reading than much, but we don't all want to read only heavy articles in a fast moving world, and the people that read it have votes.

Someone emailed to prompt us to read this.

We wondered what prompted the article, aside from the specific case, until we saw this, in the closing lines.

"But the budget of Britain's industry regulator, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, for monitoring resistance is being cut heavily."

When caught out, as they will be, the excuse of Britain's veterinary establishment will be, "we did not have enough money…"

You do not pay people failing to do their job - you progressively cut their budget and get someone else to do the work.

The budget cut has not happened yet, but the neglect of duty and monitoring, has been going on for at least thirteen years. They have had thirteen years pay, maybe there will be cause to claw some back following a Royal Commission of Enquiry into veterinary civil service neglect, test faking and attempted witness intimidation.

Full 'Daily Mail' article here:

Are farm animals to blame for the rise of superbugs?

By JEROME BURNE
PUBLISHED: 00:03, 4 June 2013 | UPDATED: 07:46, 4 June 2013

Lettie Head is only 19, but has nearly died twice in the past two years from blood poisoning caused by an anti-biotic-resistant bug she picked up in hospital...