Turkeys were found with MRSA st398 in East Anglia a couple of days before the American Thanksgiving and in the run up to Christmas everywhere.
For the record, this is the official British government release on MRSA st398 in turkeys. As you can see, they have put the authority of five government organisations behind it, four with veterinarians from the same government pool.
They have thrown everything behind minimising the story. They must be really worried.
As usual, they have refused to identify the farm. The birds are already in the food chain.
Britain must be the only country with 'pig' MRSA in everything but pigs!
Britain's government veterinarians do not look very hard for anything that might cast doubt on their competence or integrity.
Livestock-Associated MRSA found at a farm in East Anglia
Published 26 November 2013
The risk to the public from eating meat that is thoroughly cooked is very low. The risk of catching MRSA from an animal is also very low...