Friday, 29 August 2014

Denmark - MRSA - Live Pigs

Reality is clearly hitting the Danish farming media.

One should not expect too much too soon, the pig industry are reeling under criticism.

This report really reports what we have long known: that contact with live pigs is the biggest risk, which is not to minimise the spread to the general public or the risk to the most vulnerable.

Denmark is finally getting it's head down to try to find some solutions. It is not going to be easy.

But they lead Britain in disclosure.

Be sure to read the full news report here. (machine translation)

Just 21 slaughterhouse employees found to be contaminated with MRSA

By Philip Knaack Kirkegaard

Friday, August 29, 2014 08:28

Only employees who handle live pigs who have additional risk arises SSI.

The number of people infected with the so-called svinebakteri MRSA CC398 has exploded in recent years. This year alone, 584 Danes were infected.

Although the bacterium typically transmitted by contact with live pigs, very few slaughterhouse workers had konstaret MRSA virus. It writes NNF in their newsletter...

...Although only five slaughterhouse workers have been diagnosed with swine MRSA in years, there are probably more people who walk around with the bacteria in the body without knowing it. If you are fit and healthy, few would find that they are affected by the bacteria.