Thursday, 28 November 2013

MRSA Christmas turkey superbug came from Britain


For the first time the source of a zoonotic disease outbreak is admitted to be Britain, and a serious world class scandal begins to surface.

Where can it have come from? How did turkeys become infected with MRSA st398? This strain is also called MRSA cc398 or pig MRSA.

It can't be pigs, Britain's government veterinarians insist that British pigs, almost alone in the world, do not have MRSA st398, despite having done virtually no tests.

What tests they did do, consisted of a few dust samples from the corners of sheds, years back, forced on them by the EU.

You can find the details by searching this blog (use the box above) or using Google Groups to search the newsgroup uk.business.agriculture for the origins of this scandal more than 13 years ago.

Read the full Daily Mirror report here

MRSA Christmas turkey superbug came from Britain

28 Nov 2013 01:39

Experts investigating how poultry at a farm in East Anglia were infected have now ruled out any foreign source.

The MRSA superbug discovered in turkeys being sold for Christmas originated in the UK, it was revealed last night.

Experts investigating how poultry at a farm in East Anglia were infected have now ruled out any foreign source.

The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency has traced it to a location in the UK, but could not confirm where.

It will raise fears that more farms may have been sent infected
turkeys and sold them on.

The AHVLA said: "We are working to trace where the infection came from and where it has gone to."...