Thursday, 17 July 2014

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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