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...