Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Denmark reports "MRSA found in the first pig in the UK"

The Danes reporting on MRSA st398 in British pigs.  We were amused to see them accidentally record the fudging of the strain.

We wonder how long before someone spots the regular import into Scotland of live pigs as breeding stock from Denmark. The veterinary rebels in Denmark have already suggested that Danish live exports carry MRSA st398. Did anyone in Scotland bother to test any of the imports for MRSA st398?

And it is most certainly not the first case in animal husbandry in the UK. Even Britain's atrocious state veterinary service eventually admitted its presence in poultry, cows milk etc. - anything but pigs.

OK, 'The Independent' published about the cow's milk on Christmas Day 2012 see here
but it was, of course, present much earlier.

Here is Landbrugsavisen's report, translated mechanically from the Danish

MRSA found in the first pig in the UK

By Philip Knaack Kirkegaard

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 15:39

The resistant bacterium that is widespread in eg Denmark and the Netherlands, are now found in British pigs.

MRSA CC398, as in the UK, called LA-MRSA is now found in a British pig... 

...In England and Scotland have been registered MRSA in humans, but not the type found in animals.

It is believed to be the first case of MRSA CC398 in animal husbandry in the British Isles...

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ireland - 5% of blood donors exposed to hepatitis E

With pigs and pork passing backwards and forwards across the border like yo-yos, questions would have been asked.

Anyway with both Hepatitis E and MRSA in pigs hitting the headlines, things are again heating up for a blistering international row.

Blaming everyone else, however,  is not going to work.

The Irish Examiner report is here and should be read in full

5% of blood donors exposed to hepatitis E, says IBTS

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 By Evelyn Ring
Irish Examiner Reporter

One in 20 blood donors have been exposed to hepatitis E, an Irish Blood Transfusion Service study has found.

People can contract hepatitis E from eating infected pork and ham that is not thoroughly cooked...

...The prevalence of hepatitis E is between 10% and 16% in Britain, 27% in the Netherlands and, in parts of France, up to half of the population has been exposed to the virus...

Monday, 28 July 2014

Veterinarians report UK's first case of MRSA in pigs - LATE

The British veterinary establishment via 'Farmers Weekly' and the 'Veterinary Record' have finally acknowledged MRSA in Britain's pigs, a decade late, in a synchronised ballet dance, and with huge numbers of avoidable human casualties to the vetocracy's credit.

We reported the first 'admitted' case TEN days ago. Who ordered the delay?

Now, Britain's hopelessly corrupt veterinary establishment, and their cronies, go on the rack.

Blaming foreigners is not going to work.

Crimes against humanity! You can't get more serious than that. This is not going away and intimidation won't work.

The 'Farmers Weekly' news report is here, as always, read in full,

Vets report UK's first case of MRSA in pigs
FW Reporters

Monday 28 July 2014 16:14

Vets in Northern Ireland have reported what is thought to be the UK's first case of the MRSA bacterium in a pig.

The disease is potentially fatal to human beings and it is resistant to a number of modern antibiotics making it difficult to treat.

The MRSA bacterium was isolated in a piglet which was one of a group of five submitted to the Omagh disease surveillance laboratory of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in May 2014...

See also: MRSA found on UK poultry farm

In a statement released on 28 July in the Veterinary Record journal vets said...

..."We believe this to be the first reported isolation of LA-MRSA from a pig in the UK."

It added that the MRSA ST398 was relatively common in other European member states.

Abattoir tests had isolated the disease in 61% of Spanish pigs, 60% of pigs in Germany and 39% of Dutch pigs.

MRSA st398 in pigs - Rebellion in Denmark

It seems that some Danish veterinarians and pig people are beginning to rebel and they are right on target – 

the huge increase in the international movement of live pigs and germplasm  (that's semen and embryos ) covered by recklessly issued veterinary health certificates and false reassurance.

“Good men” a very simple description for the reformers from a mechanical translation

This is where we became involved with the murky origins of Classical Swine Fever in Britain in 2000 and Foot and Mouth 2001. The cover stories and disinformation were ridiculous: real kindergarten deceptions.

The rest is the history of crimes against humanity, in a maelstrom of veterinary greed.

Danish report in full is here.

Are Danish super pigs infected with MRSA?

The highly esteemed Danish SPF pigs (Specific Pathogen Free) are still sold as the best and most disease-free pigs in the world.

By Holger Baltic Mortensen, Lisa Bright, Præstholm Mark, Odder
Monday, July 28, 2014, 07:15
But can one be sure? Since virtually all slaughter pigs carrying the dreaded and super resistant MRSA CC398-bacterial, it seems highly unlikely that the SPF pigs should have been spared. Maybe we do not hear about the phenomenon of MRSA in SPF pigs, because the animals do not get sick, it only makes people.

The pig industry is doing everything to do damage control on the problems of MRSA - assisted by the authorities. The toxic and resistant bacteria are not just a bomb during the entire pig industry, but also a potential bomb in our hospital and health system. It can be quite extraordinarily expensive and painful.

Now it is time for the good men agronomist Niels Jørgen Kjeldsen, veterinarian. Poul Bækbo from Knowledge of pigs (VFS), Jan Dahl Axel Borg, Martin Douwe of Agriculture and Food, Niels Buhl, SPF and the Food and Agriculture Dan Jørgensen coming out of the woodwork. We will no longer be diverted from vital veterinary information of concern to all Danes.

And to all Danes: take for granted that all Danish pig factories and employees with dependents are infected with the toxic and yellow CC398-staphylococci and keep you away. If you live less than half a mile from a pig, it is advised to keep doors and windows closed.

Blood donors 'passing on hepatitis E'

Yet another crisis and cover-up that will hit British pigs and people. 

We have known that British pigs, British pork, British pig farmers and British blood all have Hepatitis E and for some years.

Nothing constructive was done. There are many articles on my blog.

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Here, is The BBC on the subject overnight

Blood donors 'passing on hepatitis E'

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Around 1,200 people each year are infected with the hepatitis E virus (HEV) through donated blood in England, a large study shows.
Most people will not notice any symptoms, although it can cause liver damage and be fatal in some cases.
The study in the Lancet medical journal showed one in 3,000 blood donations was contaminated.
Hepatitis E tends to be mild but can be a problem particularly for pregnant women.
A group of researchers from Public Health England analysed 225,000 blood donations in the south-east of England to estimate the scale of the national problem.
Prof Richard Tedder, from Public Health England, said: "[The] infections are widespread in the English population, including blood donors.
"Although rarely causing any acute illness, hepatitis E infections may become persistent in immunosuppressed patients, putting them at risk of future chronic liver disease, and a policy is needed to identify these persistently infected patients and provide them with appropriate antiviral treatment.
"However, our study indicates that the overall burden of harm resulting from transfusion-transmitted HEV is slight."
He said there was no immediate need to screen donated blood.

Should dontated blood be screened?
However, Prof Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, from the Universite Paris-Est in France, said that stance was "surprising".
"The potential clinical results of blood-borne HEV infection should not be downplayed, in particular, the risk of serious complications and death exists.
"I believe that systematic screening of blood components for markers of hepatitis E infection should be implemented."
Lorna Williamson, the medical director for NHS Blood and Transplant said: "These study findings contribute to our overall understanding of hepatitis E and are an important part of the research that helps NHSBT to make blood transfusions as safe as possible for the patients who need them.
"The majority of patients followed up have now cleared the HEV infection and any remaining patients are being followed up.
"We now expect the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO), which advises UK ministers and health departments, to review the study results."

Friday, 25 July 2014

Netherlands - Pigs - Change the rules when caught?

Let us be practical, rather than emotional, in what is a very difficult situation.

If the meat goes through to the food chain, Dutch, currently high, international credibility on food integrity drops to zero. 

There is a time limit. 

The pyramid system, lately criticised by Britain’s former Chief Veterinarian, Jim Scudamore, can’t be stopped without piles of dead pigs. Something he knows from his Classical Swine Fever and, Foot and Mouth days.

The Dutch have to decide and now.

Even if you think that the pigs and people do not matter, you do not make rules only to break them when caught. 

It would take billions of Euros to try to repair the reputational damage.

Full report here (mechanical translation)

July 25, 2014 10:31

Over 100 farms locked by mistake feed

Today summit held about the fate of tens of thousands of calves and pigs. On several farms, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, an antibiotic found in animal feed that is prohibited. What's going on? Four questions and answers.

Another meat scandal?

It ​​plays for a while, but slowly but surely, more and more clear about this meat scandal. Slightly more than 100 farms are involved, and it involves both pig and veal farmers. On those farms in animal feed antibiotic discovered that has been banned since 1995 in the Netherlands and the rest of the European Union.

Is it harmful?

Yeah. The antibiotic used to combat streptococci and E. coli, but there is also a substance that is carcinogenic. That sounds bad, but in small quantities that substance is not harmful to humans. Someone who has eaten the flesh, is, according to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority no "unacceptable health risk. In that regard, we need not worry. The meat does not need to be retrieved. From stores

Yet there are farms close. That is not just right?

There are for this antibiotic strict rules, called a zero-tolerance. That means that if the agent is found, the farms will lock. There may be no animals in or out. The NVWA now investigating whether all farms are infected.

And what happens to the animals on the farms?

There you are summits of place at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Later in the NVWA. During these consultations, the entire meat industry present. During the day there is a letter that should ultimately give what should be done. Those tens of thousands of animals clarity The policy is that animals should be slain. But because people have walked, no unacceptable health risk is whether it is really necessary.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Norway - Biggest retailer may ban Danish pork

Things get ever more interesting in Scandinavia.

The Norwegians are right. 

Things are very much worse in corrupt Britain, so while it may have to be fish for Christmas in Norway, Britain's very dangerous veterinary establishment will be facing porridge.

For the non-English speakers, "porridge" aside from being Scotland's national dish is also Cockney slang for gaol (or jail) as anyone born in London or Essex will know.

It is not just the writer, Britain's recently sacked Agricultural Minister Owen Paterson is also hot on the tail of Britain's greedier landowners and the closely associated twitchers (bird watchers) and the  "Green Blob" crime wave.

Anyway, here is Norway on the related subject of the safety of Danish pork.

Norwegian concerns over Danish pork safety

Published: 23 Jul 2014 14:32 GMT+02:00
Updated: 23 Jul 2014 14:32 GMT+02:00
Norway's biggest grocery retailer and wholesaler is considering putting a halt to the import of Danish pork over MRSA concerns.

The use of antibiotics in Denmark's pig industry may lead NorgesGruppen, Norway's dominant retailer, to stop all imports of Danish pork

NorgesGruppen, which holds a 39.3 percent market share of Norway's grocery industry, is considering dropping Danish pork in favour of importing from countries where the use of antibiotics is less widespread. The wholesaler's reevaluation of Danish pork follows a Norwegian professor's warning that the consumption of meat from Danish pigs could lead to an outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant MRSA...

...According to Dagens Næringsliv, Danish pork is especially popular in Norway at Christmas time. 

NorgesGruppen is expected to make a final decision regarding Danish pork sometime in the coming months.

MRSA st398 - Denmark - It sounds like a bad joke

It sounds like a bad joke, but this is the Danes reporting on a Danish reaction on the Norwegians hitting out at the Danes again for failing to get to grips with MRSA st398 in their pigs, claiming that it is too expensive.

Things are much worse in the UK, where although Defra, Britain's discredited agriculture ministry, has now finally admitted LA-MRSA in British pigs after many years of blatant cover-ups, threats and associated attempted intimidation. See here for British admission last week.

British hospitals still remain unprotected, whilst veterinary drug dealers and their cronies rake in vast profits from antibiotic sales.

As always read the full Danish news report here (mechanical translation)

Minister ignores the benefits of removing MRSA from the stables

Food Minister gets tough criticism for illuminating only the cost of fighting MRSA bacteria in barns and leave out the socio-economic benefits, according to Norwegian estimates outweigh the costs.

By Helle Maigaard Erhardsen July 23, 2014 at. 11:02

It makes no sense to only look at the expenditure side, without also looking at what is at the same time is saved. Such an accounting does not and is akin to speculation, says the criticism from one of the nation's leading experts resistance, professor and consultant at Odense University Hospital Hans Jørn Kolmos.

The criticism comes after food minister Dan Jørgensen (S) have used Norwegian estimates of what their efforts to remove the pig MRSA will cost, who argued that it would be too expensive for Denmark to follow the Norwegian example...

See also: Minister: It costs 3.5 billion to eliminate MRSA from the Danish stables...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Britain finally admits to LA-MRSA in her pigs

As expected, we finally get an admission, a miserable admission with plenty of scope for blaming everyone else, after more than a decade of highly organised state veterinary criminal activity and cover-ups.

Now, of course, the serious investigation will begin, the human health consequences ensure that.

The full letter published in the Veterinary Record can be accessed here

Veterinary Record 2014;175:74-75 doi:10.1136/vr.g4620

Confirmation of LA-MRSA in pigs in the UK...

...WE wish to report the isolation of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) from a postweaning piglet in Northern Ireland. While LA-MRSA is a relatively common finding in pigs in some EU countries (EFSA 2009a), we believe this to be the first reported isolation of LA-MRSA from a pig in the UK...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Denmark - Here are the MRSA pigs that can threaten your health

Well, that's what comes of endangering Danish children.

Incidentally, it is not suggested that we should do anything similar in Britain. It is not our way to name individual farms or farmers. The British farmers are also the victims, operating under strict veterinary control.

This outrage has being going on in Britain for far too long and it is time to deal with an appalling scandal properly by coming down hard immediately on the organisations responsible for very serious criminal activities over many years.

As always read the full report here

Here are the MRSA pigs that can threaten your health


MRSA epidemic in the country's pig farms has exploded. People and local politicians require with increasing strength the facts about the risk of infection. But where is the pig factories, one should stay away from? We can now get the first answer.

Ombudsmand Jørgen Steen Sørensen

So far, the Food Mini Presented watched jealously addresses, and in more than two years, the Ministry has refused to share his knowledge of the infected pig factories with the Danes. Despite orders from the Ombudsman Jørgen Steen Sørensen Ministry has still not published its lists of MRSA-infected farms.

However, it has now managed to wrest DVFA a list of 137 addresses of pig farms, which most probably contains svine MRSA bacteria.

List of all pig farms with high consumption of antibiotics, sorted by ZIP code...

Denmark - Journalists Publishing Names of Pig Farms Overusing Atibiotics

 'The Engineer' and their intrepid scientific journalists have found a way past government and veterinary obstruction.

That's what comes of stopping exposure of the inexcusable by arresting genuine investigative journalists and they slapping them down with writs - even worse trouble for Denmark's massive veterinary and pig farming sector.

Britain has to learn from this.

The UK veterinary establishment have to come clean on MRSA st398 in pigs, and right now. If they are not interested in protecting their own children and the hospitals, they need to try to save their careers.

Alas, this is indeed the scandal of the century.

Be sure to read in full here - mechanical translation

Journalists publish the addresses of possible MRSA-infected farms

After the Food & Drug Administration has refused to submit addresses of infectious pig farms, publish, journalists now have a list of farms that use the most antibiotics, and thus probably also infected with the resistant swine bacterium.

By Helle Maigaard Erhardsen July 17, 2014 at. 16:53

Although the Ombudsman recently ruled that people have the right to know the addresses of MRSA-infected pig farms, the publication of the addresses deferred for a writ of Food Administration of Agriculture and Food who fear economic loss and stigmatization of farmers in the list.

Journalists initially refused access to the mailing list, now instead published a different list. It shows the names and addresses of 137 pig farms, as the last nine months has been an overuse of antibiotics in relation to the applicable limits, and therefore will be awarded a
"yellow card", which is a warning to farmers to reduce its consumption of antibiotics .

The provision of the addresses of the farms has been a collaboration between Jutland West Coast, Extra Bladet and journalists from Investigative Reporting Denmark, which has put the list up on their website ...

Denmark - The battle over MRSA st398 continues

The battle between scientists on one hand and Denmark's relatively massive veterinary and pig farming establishment continues unabated.

The veterinarians are going to lose and can only rely on the government and courts continuing to support their insistence on secrecy, despite MRSA st398 roughly doubling in the Danish population every year.

As Danish veterinary cover-ups collapse, Britain's veterinary establishment moves into the front line with much more serious revelations bubbling to the surface.

For those paying close attention, everyone who can in Britain are finessing their positions and trying to rewrite history.

Long ago, it was the Americans that, suitably deniably, advised the writer to "follow the money trail." That was taken with a pinch of salt at the time, but it turned out to be right.

There must be many that recall a sad, sick and staggering figure crossing the praires in the wake of Katrina telling everyone who would listen: "watch your pigs, disease is coming."  Of course, none of us knew of PEDv then, but the links are there for those with eyes to see.

Anyway, this is Denmark's pathetic defence to MRSA passing from pigs to people. It will be of considerable comfort to them that they did better than Britain. At least, they protected their hospitals.

Latest Landbrugnet report here

(mechanical translation)

One can incur "pig MRSA" by working with pigs, but the risk of becoming infected with another 'humane' type of MRSA is also great if you are staying in a hospital or on holiday. 

Where is the greatest risk of MRSA infection?
17-07-2014 12:00:00 Anne Wolfenberg

Ingeniø Agriculture and Food duel of the truth about whether there is the greatest risk of infection in urban or rural

There are at greatest risk of becoming infected with swine MRSA (CC398) in rural wrote Ingeniø recently.

- If you fear MRSA, move away from the capital and the countryside, said shortly after the epidemiologist and veterinarian of Agriculture and Food, Jan Dahl.

The apparently conflicting reports occurs because sometimes spoken of MRSA across the board. Other times it CC398 drawn out as the major risk factor, despite the fact that the very type represents only a
fraction of the total cases of MRSA-infected persons.

Read more about the issue in Efficient Agriculture Friday.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Denmark - MRSA st398. - Danes only test 2 percent of pig farms.

The Danish government simply does not want to know, do they?

Even less to do anything about it, much beyond telling everyone to wash their hands and boots.

Mind you, your next door neighbour, Norway, on your tail, is not exactly a comfortable place to be, especially with the Danish Ombudsman still in action trying to force disclosure, customers wary, the unions moving to protect their workers and insurance companies and lawyers waiting in the wings.

It is a disaster gathering pace.

Still, two percent is a lot better than Britain's nothing and the Danes are, at least, protecting their hospitals.

The Engineer article in full is here. It's well worth reading their previous lively, educated and competent coverage too.

Where is Britain's equivalent? Hiding?  whilst waiting for a gong for not rocking the boat?

Dream on! The future belongs to people protecting Britain's children from despicable behavior.

Only two percent of pig herds are checked for MRSA

A study of the resistant bacteria pigs in Denmark will only include a little over two percent of the country's pig farms, and it is actually less than in the previous screening. The focus now is to limit the infection, it said.

By Thomas Djursing July 15, 2014 at. 05:42

The extent of infection with MRSA in pig houses are only based on samples from a little over two percent of all 9000 pig herds in Denmark. This was stated by Minister for Food, Dan Jørgensen (S) and Food Administration...

Australia - MRSA st398 found in Australian pigs

Britain remains the only significant country covering up MRSA st398 in her pigs.

Britain's corrupt veterinary establishment will be shaking in their boots this morning, waiting for the call to account and for the proceeds of massive drug dealing to be frozen.

We can expect that the women veterinarians, emboldened by events in Downing Street this morning, will be out to remove the old stale male corrupt establishment. The women have the numbers, the votes and the personal motive: the health of their own children.

That aside, we should expect an announcement from Defra, Britain's disgraceful useless agricultural ministry, soon. They have no defence and nowhere to hide.

Then we are into a Royal Commission of Enquiry with evidence under oath. In the meantime, there is much serious crime to be investigated, documents and witnesses to be protected.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Resistant staph strain detected in Aussie pigs

Written by  Rob Payne

The researchers say that more extensive sampling of animals in Australia for MRSA ST398 is required to define the prevalence of colonisation, host range and geographical extent of spread.Image: Scott Weston

The first evidence of the livestock-associated antibiotic resistant Golden Staph has been detected in Australian pigs, a national group of researchers warns.

Well-established in many European countries, Canada and Singapore, livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) had not been reported in food-producing animals in Australia until nasal swabs from 324 pigs from herds around the country were collected by the group.

Researchers say their findings suggest the isolates have a common ancestry with European isolates, indicating that the strain did not evolve independently in Australia, but arrived as the result of an 'exotic incursion'.

Dr Geoffrey Coombs from Curtin University's Australian Collaborating Centre for Enterococcus and Staphylococcus Species Typing and Research worked on the project with Associate Professor Darren Trott from the University of Adelaide's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

Dr Coombs says this incursion was likely not due to imported pigs or poultry, thanks to the ban on live importation of these animals and the strength of quarantine measures.

"Human carriers are a likely mechanism, since there are currently more than 12 million international visitors and returning residents entering Australia each year," he says.

"The duration of colonisation of the human nasal passage with MRSA can exceed 14 days, thus providing ample opportunity for transmission into livestock even if only a small proportion of travellers make sufficient contact."

The researchers say that more extensive sampling of animals in Australia for MRSA ST398 is required to define the prevalence of colonisation, host range and geographical extent of spread.

"The movement of horses into Australia is also a notable risk given that equines are competent MRSA hosts and that approximately 2500 horses are imported into Australia each year without being assessed for carriage of MRSA," Dr Trott says.

Researchers believe that isolation and molecular typing could help illuminate strain sharing between humans and livestock, providing vital information into MRSA ST398's significance as a human pathogen.

 MRSA could spark epidemic 
This information could prove vital, as a 2008 editorial in the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases warned of the bacteria's ability to spread between humans and its ability to pick up additional virulence factors.

The authors suggested that this made it "probably just a matter of time" before an epidemic outbreak involving MRSA ST398 occurred.

The editorial noted that community-acquired and hospital-acquired MRSA ST398 infections in humans involving endocarditis, ventilator-associated pneumonia and wound infections in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Denmark - Committee will have transparency on pig MRSA (cc398 or st398)

This seems sensible enough to any normal person.

Would you allow a school visit to an MRSA st398 infected farm, if you were responsible?

Of course, the answer is no!

Otherwise, the inevitable row continues with increasing vigour and political concern.

A difficult long-standing problem, running beyond national boundaries, is now out in the open, where it should have been a decade ago.

Danish report here.

Committee will have transparency on pig MRSA

Randers-politician now wants local pig farming screened for pig-MRSA,while Agriculture and Food and Environmental journalist Kjeld Hansen arguing loudly about the risk of infection is highest
By Knud Abildtrup,

RANDERS: Welfare list in Randers now requires that local pig farms should be screened for multi-resistant swine MRSA so that school children are not sent on a visit to the stables with bacteria. This happens after TV2 East Jutland could tell that Randers is the East Jutland municipality where most people have been infected with the bacterium, writes environmental journalist Kjeld Hansen on his blog .

MRSA bacteria can cause abscesses and be dangerous for people with weakened immune.

Today, one can not ascertain what pig farms infected. But it needs to change if it is to Welfare List Chairman of the Social Committee, Kasper Fuhr Christensen:

- We can for example create a website where you can see where there isa risk of infection. It must be the first step. In addition, the need to make some relief for children and others that are related to municipal employees. This will ensure that they do not come close to sources of contamination. Misleading articles In a recent discussion about how the greatest MRSA infection is going waves right now high between agricultural organization, Food & Agriculture and Kjeld Hansen...

Denmark- MRSA st398 - Student employee wins compensation

Under yet another name, "MRSA 398", a long anticipated event has occurred: a student employee catching MRSA st398 on an infected farm has claimed against her employer and won damages.

In any Western country, with employee protection laws insisting on a duty of care, keeping a zoonotic outbreak secret is not the action of a conscientious employer. It is also foolish.

Denmark, of course, and a mechanical translation bringing a new meaning to "sick of going to work."

The report is from the trade union 3F here.

Human cases of MRSA st398 continue to increase in Denmark with 444 cases reported this year, so far.

3F: Foolishly keeping pigs infection secret

Business Organization will maintain the confidentiality of dangerous bacteria in pig farmer. It heavily criticized by 3F.

Louise Jensen was as an agricultural student infected with MRSA. Her former employer did not tell his swine herd infected with the bacterium. She was aware that she was suffering from MRSA because bacteria had been detected in a colleague. Louise Jensen compensation for lost wages and pain and suffering after her union 3F Aalborg, settled with the farmer. (Michael Bo Rasmussen)

ByMorten Halskov


Business Organization Food & Agriculture summoned Wednesday the state with the aim of preventing and Food Administration to publish a list of pig farmers who have had MRSA in their herd. MRSA can cause
infections, abscesses and blood poisoning, and the bacterium is resistant to the types of medications, we use most, such as penicillin. At the Green Group in 3F understand President Arne Grevsen not Agriculture and Food attitude to secrecy on the infected pig herds. - We think it is foolish to go hemmeligholdelsens way.Transparency of MRSA is the way forward.Otherwise, people are only scared and nervous about the bacteria, he said.

Disclosure of MRSA infection

In early June, the Court Parliamentary Ombudsman that there are sufficient grounds for the authorities to keep secret the pig herds infected with MRSA. However, with the application tries Food & Agriculture now to prevent the Food & Drug Administration publishes a list of names of pig who had MRSA in his herd in the years 2008-2011. the Green Group in 3F believe that the growing problem of swine bacterium must be taken very seriously. 3F look at the problem from a work perspective and emphasizes that employers under the act, the duty to inform the health and safety risks by working with an infected herd. - Employees must be sick of going to work, because employers hide knowledge that their swine herd infected with MRSA. We require that employers in agriculture live up to their responsibility and duty to inform employees if the bacteria found in the pig pen, says group chairman Arne Grevsen.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Denmark - MRSA st398 (now MRSA398?) - developments

One can't help being impressed with these Danish journalists.

The Danish government, veterinarians and pig farmers, will be realising that no pig was ever cured of disease by a big PR budget and massaged statistics, and that you can't endanger your children, employees, neighbours and customers, in secret, on this scale without getting caught.

The Danish government are now going to have to lead the international race to full disclosure. That's what can come of arresting genuine investigative journalists. We know that Denmark is in a mess, but this was the wrong response.

Defra, Britain's infamous agricultural ministry, and her corrupt veterinarians are going to have to come clean on the situation in Britain. Then a real row starts.

How long have they been covering up and what is the human death toll?

Bear in mind that Britain, unlike Denmark, has not even protected its hospitals despite having MRSA st398 in Britain for about a decade.

Readers will need to read the full Investigative Journalism Denmark report here comparing the statistical basis for the contradictory claims.

Jutland has a problem: Dangerous pig-bacteria on humans concentrated
in municipalities with many pigs

By: NILS MULVAD | 09/07/2014

There is a very clear connection between the number of pigs in a municipality and the number of infected humans with the dangerous pig bacteria, MRSA398.

Danish farmers reject the specific risk for humans getting MRSA from pigs...