Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Denmark - no sense to remove MRSA from infected farmers

We are sure that the Danes are right. Denmark (and Britain) can now do little,  except get the culprits before the courts with a view to removing their influence and assets to try to help the victims and to pour into genuine research.

Some British politicians, from both Houses of Parliament, and from north of the border, will need removing from their posts, as will some quangoites from their sinecures together with the most senior civil service veterinarians.

It is the nightmare scenario.

Today's report from Denmark should be read in full  (mechanical translation) here.

Board of Health: It makes no sense to remove MRSA from infected farmers...

There is no need to eliminate MRSA infection of the employees at the Danish pig farms. They become infected again as soon as they are back at work, says Health.Unreasonably, the trade.

By Helle Maigaard Erhardsen August 27, 2014 at. 07:23

Individuals who work daily in an infected pig herd is all the time pig MRSA. Therefore, it generally does not make sense to try to eliminate MRSA carrier state in these subjects.

This is the part of Health's response to the question of how many people in direct contact with pigs infected with MRSA and not being treated for this infection. But it is bad a position to have to agricultural workers, says the criticism from 3F if Green Group represents employees in agriculture...

..."You have the right to go to work without the risk of getting sick. It is not fair that as a farm laborer not being treated for MRSA, because you run the risk of being infected again. Then you must do something to eliminate the risk, "said 3F's president of the Green Group, Arne Grevsen.

At a minimum, he believes that the Food Ministry may open up a much greater disclosure obligation. According to the Working Environment Authority , employers, in this case farmers inform their employees on how to avoid becoming infected if the pigs on the farm is infected with MRSA bacteria.

However, it provides no guarantee that employees are informed of the risk of infection, when farmers are not required to even test whether their pig herd has MRSA.

"It's too bad that it is only up to the farmer to decide whether he will examine the risk of MRSA infection in his herd. There is guaranteed a Ukrainian agricultural employee who has borne bacterium with him home to his family and homeland, without even knowing that he was infected, "says Arne Grevsen.

Food Minister Dan Jørgensen (S) has repeatedly rejected the Food & Drug Administration to screen all Danish pig farms of the bacterium, despite the fact that the country's leading transmission experts recommend it. Instead, the Agency has launched a sample of two percent of the farms in order to get an overview of the prevalence of the bacterium...

...This article was previously another headline that was not recovered. The editors regret the error.