Monday, 13 October 2014

Denmark - Pig MRSA - Testing for Pregnant Women in contact with pigs (and pig people)


The risks associated with porcine MRSA to both mother and child in pregnancy are well known, at least in Denmark.

You won't get this in Britain. According to Britain's  veterinary establishment, British pigs ( with the exception of Northern Ireland) do not have MRSA. There, therefore, is no need for women in contact with pigs, pig workers or pig veterinarians to be questioned or tested.

We give just some extracts from a form from Odense University Hospital. You can reach the whole in mechanical translation here:


Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital 

Subject:  MRSA screening of maternal


1) Purpose 
To identify the obstetric patients should be screened Methucillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

The questionnaire delivered to sonograf / f√łtalmediciner in connection with the first contact. If the pregnant woman has not completed the questionnaire asked the pregnant women in the first contact.

If the pregnant woman has responded positively to any of the questions in the questionnaire, to be traded from the table below. In need of grafting and possible treatment, refer the pregnant woman to the doctor.

4 Within the last 6 months had direct or indirect contact with live
pigs Or even a husstandsmedlemharhad daily work in a pigsty, or
otherwise work on live pigs +