Friday, 13 June 2014

Denmark: Antibiotics in pigs linked to urinary tract infections in humans

The flood gates are opening in Denmark.

A Royal Commission of Enquiry in Britain is now pretty well inevitable, and when they find that witnesses to Parliament at Westminster have been harassed from Scotland, the fur will really fly.

You can't do that in any democracy. I don't know of any prior case in Britain.

The full Landbrugsavisen report is here

High antibiotic consumption gives more ESBL bacteria

By Philip Knaack Kirkegaard

Friday, June 13, 2014 17:22

The bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections can be transmitted from pigs to humans. This year, 70 so far infected.

ESBL bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections and, in rare cases, much more serious infections such as blood poisoning has increased over the past 10 years. The increase seen in both animals
and humans in Denmark and the rest of the world.

Now, research shows from Statens Serum Institut and the National Food Institute, the bacteria thrive in herds with a high consumption of antibiotics, which today no longer used in pig production.

"We found significantly more ESBL bacteria in pigs on farms with high consumption of cephalosporins compared with herds in the same period had a consumption of these antibiotics. So there is a connection, "said senior researcher Yvonne Agersø from the National Food Institute...

...70 infected with ESBL last year

Since January 1, 2014, Statens Serum Institut monitored the number of blood poisoning caused by ESBL bacteria. In the first four months, SSI has received 70 reviews of blood poisoning caused by ESBL bacteria.