Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Denmark - Minister outlines plan for tackling pig MRSA


Following the very serious criticism a few days ago from Professor Hans Jørn Kolmo,  see our previous post:

http://animal-epidemics.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/mrsa-st398-drug-resistant-swine.html


the Danish government seems to be further tightening the rules on Pig MRSA to try to prevent human infection.

Britain's government veterinary establishment continues their decade long cover-up and does nothing.

As always read the latest Copenhagen Times report, here, in full.

Minister outlines plan for tackling MRSA bacteria

Routine medicating of herds was banned on Sunday


June 3, 2014
10:37

by Christian Wenande


The food minister, Dan Jørgensen, has launched a five-point plan aimed at keeping MRSA contained in pig farms after a spike in deaths related to the multidrug-resistant swine bacteria...

... "We must end the spread of MRSA from the pig farms to society at large," Jørgensen said in a press release.

"I will intensify the battle against MRSA by stopping routine herd medicating and reducing the overuse of antibiotics at pig farms."

The routine medicating of herds was banned on Sunday, and it is now being investigated whether the antibiotic tariffs, introduced as a deterrent, are working as intended...