Saturday, 30 August 2014

Denmark "… undiscovered deposits of pig-MRSA around Europe…?"


"… there may be undiscovered deposits of pig-MRSA around Europe…"

Now, where could they be?

I think there is a Danish tongue in cheek. They know better than anyone.

This was quite inevitable.

This story is widely reported in the Danish media.

We now know that the MRSA st398 has widely spread into the human population in Denmark with deaths and that pigs are the prime carrier of MRSA st398.

We are now told that the EU does not know what is going on and, frankly, does not seem to care.

But we can add something to the story to aid the EU.

We know that even quite recently live piglets were being exported from Denmark into Scotland (probably into England too - anyway live pigs have certainly moved from Scotland into England carrying other diseases, which boils down to much the same thing.)

We know that Northern Ireland has recently admitted MRSA st398 in a single piglet.

The island of Great Britain and the Irish Republic claim, not very plausibly, not to have found MRSA st398 in their pigs.

We also know that even in 2000, a very senior Scottish government veterinarian was faking tests in English pigs during the Swine Fever epidemic and threatening anyone protesting.

The matter was reported to Maff-Defra, who joined in the intimidation with enthusiasm. Things became very serious.

The matter was reported to the Chief Veterinary officer, Parliament at Westminster, MP's, Police and, when intimidation continued, to OLAF the Serious Fraud Squad of the EU, who found to their horror that their secret plans for fraud inspections in Britain were common knowledge in Britain.

They raided a Maff-Defra office, but nothing was done.

Finally, under pressure, the investigation was moved by MAFF London to MAFF's Edinburgh office.

Serious criminal offences committed in England by Scottish and British government veterinarians were judged by government veterinarians in Edinburgh who, not too surprisingly, found no case to answer.

Then came Foot and Mouth...

Is anyone surprised that Europe's pigs are sick with children and the vulnerable dying?

It is a vast veterinary pyramid of fabrications, fraud and lies.

Perhaps those seeking to leave the EU, and those trying to protect the integrity of the UK, should turn some attention to this fiasco. Indeed, both sides of both arguments should be interested.

The financial implications and threats to human health are massive.

The full Kristeligt Dagblad story is here. As always read in full and be aware that it is a mechanical translation..



The EU has no overall knowledge of pig bacteria


Ritzau August 30, 2014 01:35


At a consultation of the Food Committee Wednesday said food minister Dan Jørgensen (S) maps the lack of oversight at EU level about the spread of swine MRSA. He calls it a "huge problem" that there is a picture of the spread of the disease in Europe...

...Four Danes have died as a result of infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria from pigs and an increasing number of people are infected with the bacteria. At EU level, there is no overview of the spread of the deadly MRSA CC398-bacterial, also known as pig MRSA.

Therefore there may be undiscovered deposits of pig-MRSA around Europe, as the authorities do not act against and which can spread across countries when infected people cross borders, and when piglets and pigs transported between countries... 



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.


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Denmark on the move over pig MRSA


Ah! Now from Denmark we get clarification of conflicting reports from the highly respected, strangely named in English , Engineer. They understand the seriousness of the situation.

Britain's corrupt veterinary establishment now face a full massive criminal investigation.

Nobody in Britain will have any sympathy for greedy veterinary drug dealers killing vulnerable people.

Britain's veterinary establishment are now on the rack. Common criminals, pretending to be the elite, running amok to line their pockets.

Many are now trying to get their assets on the right side of the border.

We have bad news for them. There is not a right side. Many will face gaol and/or impoverishment. That is what you get when you lie and cheat over many years.

You rode high, now you have to understand humility, apology and reparation.

The people of Britain, who took their beloved veterinarians at their own estimation, will be astonished that they behaved so badly.

Be sure to read in full here. There are some interesting links.



Minister-about-face: Now all breeding herds tested for swine MRSA

Food Minister Dan Jørgensen recognize that it is insufficient to test two percent of the country's pig farms for MRSA. He will screen all breeding herds and put mapping modes of transmission in time.


By Helle Maigaard Erhardsen August 28, 2014 at. 14:27

All herds that breed piglets sold and passed on to farms in Denmark and abroad, must now be tested for MRSA.

The announcement came from Minister of Food Dan Jørgensen (S) at a consultation in parliament yesterday in recognition of the need for new initiatives to stop the surge in the number of Danes infected with porcine MRSA.

The country's leading experts in the MRSA bacteria and the spread of infection has long called for the Ministry of Food testing its 26 breeding herds of bacteria so as to exclude or to stop the MRSA spread in the upper stages of production.

Yet kept the minister before the launch of its five-point plan in June settled in the decision only to sample-test two percent of all pig farms in Denmark. But over the summer, new figures from the Statens Serum Institut once again shown increase in the number of Danes who become infected with the resistant swine bacterium.

It has been the Minister for Food and Health, Nick Hækkerup (S) in mind. In an open meeting Wednesday, they stated that the preparation of a new risk for pig MRSA and made real efforts are underway to identify the bacterial infection routes.

Food Minister two months old 5-point plan has met harsh criticism for focusing only on the tightening of antibiotic use on pig farms and advising farmers on thorough wash basin and changes costumes.

At the consultation stressed Dan Jørgensen, it is too early to evaluate whether the plan is adequate, since all points than not yet been implemented. However, he announced that he will ask his team of experts reconsider whether measures need to be strengthened and new ones could be added to the plan.

Also read: Internal mail shows that MRSA Action Plan is a free game
So far, one of the Ministry's main arguments for not plug directly
into sties to fight bacteria in the source proved that there is
sufficient knowledge of the bacterial infection routes.

The argument can be made that thing of the past, according to Dan Jørgensen at the conciliation also announced that he now puts research underway involving DTU and Statens Serum Institute to examine the many unknowns routes of transmission.

Projects must be according to Dan Jørgensen among others shed light on whether they are relevant to the spread of infection, the pigs are transported around at the different stages of production where pigs from different farms often confused.

There has also been a great deal of speculation as to whether the bacteria can be spread through the dust and the manure is spread on the fields. At the same time the Minister have examined whether there are differences in the prevalence of the bacterium in various forms of production.

Several researchers have previously suggested that the industrial production method provides optimal conditions for bacterial proliferation, as the animals are very close together in a closed environment.

Pig Research Centre also indicated that production as a part of the reasons why many pig farmers find it necessary to flock medicate their animals instead of treating them individually.

According to the Food Administration veterinary Per Henriksen resistant bacteria like MRSA particularly good conditions for survival and reproduction in swine herds with high antibiotic consumption.

Denmark - Government - All breeding stock should be screened for MRSA


From Danish TV today, a slightly different story of Danish government intentions.

This chimes with Britain's former Chief Veterinarian's recent doubts about the pig pyramid system and, indeed, the real reason for so many epidemics - live pig movements.

But it also seems to suggest delay to  the process of mass herd screening. Maybe we will still get the results for 200 "herds" this year.

The statements are not mutually exclusive and the situation is desperate.

Full TV report here, as always read in full and understand that it is a mechanical translation.

All breeding stock should be screened for MRSA

Dan Jørgensen will screen all breeding herds for MRSA. It emerged during discussions in the Food Committee yesterday.


Food Minister Dan Jorgensen will now increase our efforts against MRSA. Food Minister will screen all breeding herds for MRSA CC398. It writes Landbrugsavisen.

- There is no obvious solutions to combat MRSA.One of the things that could be an option is to look into breeding top. Therefore, I have decided that we test all herds for breeding top, says Minister Dan Jorgensen.

New plans 

The Minister has previously stated that to be tested five to 10 herds
of breeding top. With the new announcement, he goes into a new, more
aggressive direction...

...It is not yet known when the screenings to be made.

Denmark currently sampling 200 Danish pig herds for MRSA


A helpful report on the Danish government meeting yesterday, seeking to find a strategy for handling MRSA st398.

It is a pity that the British government continues to rely on testing a tiny number of shed dust samples taken years ago, on the instructions of the EU, to continue to insist that the pigs on the island of Great Britain are free of MRSA st398.

They have admitted MRSA st398 in Northern Ireland, and the same MRSA strain in the milk supply and poultry in Great Britain.

Britain's corrupt government veterinary service and their non-government cronies are obviously going to get caught, not least by the people of Britain.

The reformers now need to throw caution to the wind and insist on change. They are late and too slow.

As always, read in full here.

Resistant bacteria pigs get ministers to sound the alarm.


Staffan Dahllöf

August 28, 2014

Food Minister Dan Jørgensen and Health Nick Hækkerup screws now up efforts against the resistant swine bacterium MRSA CC398 that thrives in Danish pig farms, which so far has caused at least four deaths in Denmark.

"Food Administration is currently sampling of 200 herds. The results will be available later this year. But I can say already that we can expect that 50 per cent. or more will prove to be tested positive. I have therefore asked for a reassessment of the risks, "said Dan Jørgensen in an open meeting of the Food Committee yesterday.

"It is terrible if there are diseases that we can no longer treat. The infection from pig-MRSA is now increasing significantly stronger than other types of MRSA, "added Nick Hækkerup...

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.

Denmark - Ministers will stop school visits MRSA pig herds


Common-sense obviously and a Danish government being driven by events.

Britain's government will be driven to action and honesty by the disgust and fury of the electorate, plus the legal profession closing in quickly.

The full story is here, as always, read the, mechanical translation, in full.

Ministers will stop school visits MRSA pig herds


By Philip Knaack Kirkegaard
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 15:53


Fear of MRSA get the government to examine how they can prohibit schools visit pig farms with MRSA infection.

Folk School classes should not take a visit to pig farmers.

It has Health Minister Nick Hækkerup (S) and decided today. 

The ban is not yet in force...

...MRSA CC398, which is found in pigs to humans. Infections cannot be treated with common antibiotics and must be treated with special antibiotics.

For the elderly and infirm, the bacteria - like other types of staphylococci - be serious.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Denmark- Politicians powerless against pig MRSA


Not good, is it? Nobody knows what to do despite the seriousness of the situation.

It was a pity this was not tackled ten years ago.

Denmark is not getting any help from abroad. So much for Britain's self-promotion of its veterinary science! Britain is not even looked to for help or information.

We have long suggested closing some of Scotland's surplus veterinary colleges to remove some of Britain's excess veterinary capacity.

Spare veterinarians does not equal more knowledge, merely more prescribing of antibiotics to livestock in the UK. Without antibiotics, they won't be able to do much to help animals anyway.

As British veterinarians continue to hide up and play down the situation in Britain, the government will have to bring in foreign replacements to do the necessary work of at least finding out and making public how bad things really are in the UK.

As always read the full article, here (machine translation)


26. AUGUST 2014 KL. 09:17

Politicians are powerless against mutiresistent swine bacterial



Politicians call for knowledge so they can slow the spread of swineMRSA.


SIGNE THOMSEN

Report and on duty


...Pigs bacterium MRSA CC398 spreads currently in the Danish population at an unprecedented rate. As Politiken wrote yesterday, estimated by leading experts that between 6,000 and 12,000 Danes are already infected with the potentially deadly, multi-resistant bacteria.

At Christiansborg react politicians on the new figures with impotence.
"I feel really bad that the bacterium spreads, except I have no idea what to do about it. We have no idea frankly do not know what we're going to, "said the Social Democrats food spokesperson Orla Sea, and called the knowledge base 'rubbish'.

"Now we must make every effort to find out how we get extinct pig MRSA. My suggestion is that the minister is putting together a team of researchers from the human and the veterinary side, so we can get some useful knowledge, "said Orla Hav.

Also Danish People's René Christensen (DF), who is chairman of the Food Committee, feels without a compass.

"We have not received proper guidance of the Food & Drug Administration and Health... 

...No help available abroad

Politicians express frustration that they apparently did not pick up useful experience abroad.

First, Denmark is one of the countries most seriously affected by the pig-MRSA, secondly see countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Norway, which are also struggling with pig MRSA, does not seem to have found a good solution. Norway has tried to whole herds down to start fresh with new, healthy piglets and clean, disinfected
piggeries. Nevertheless, several of the crew after a short time got pig MRSA again.

Even in the Netherlands, which was the first country that established the multiresitente staphylococcus, has managed to crack the code to reduce pig MRSA. Here are up to 80 percent of the herds still infected, despite the fact that we have managed to reduce antibiotic use in barns...

Monday, 25 August 2014

Denmark - Pigs - Doctors criticize Danish MRSA plan.


Who would have thought that little Denmark would become the superbug battleground?

Despite their dependence on pigs, perhaps even because of it, this is where protest and reform flower, despite the arrest of journalists exposing the true situation.

Inevitably, Britain's medical profession will soon get seriously involved in the deplorable livestock associated MRSA situation in Britain.

The NHS have the numbers, power, prestige and, above all, the public support, to have Britain's corrupt vetocracy put out of business within days.

Britain cannot continue to expose human medicine's most vulnerable patients to life threatening veterinary disasters caused by the naked greed and abuse of power of the veterinary industry under-regulated by lethargic government.

Here is the report from Denmark's prestigious "The Engineer" leading the call for change.

As always read the mechanical translation, in full, here.

Doctors criticize Danish MRSA plan: 


We must put into sties


Leading consultants calls for combating the infectious MRSA bacteria on pig farms. It is no longer enough to try to keep the bacteria isolated on farms, such as the minister does.


By Helle Maigaard Erhardsen August 25, 2014 at. 11:33

We can not do more in hospitals than we do in advance to limit the contamination of pig MRSA.The resistant bacteria has already spread to the community, so now the infection dealt with at source, as are the pigs in the Danish housing.

This is the reaction of senior consultants on three of the clinical microbiological departments, according to the latest figures from the State Serum Institute shows that in the first six months are found just as many Danes infected with the bacterium that was found last year...

... Food Minister Dan Jørgensen (S) recently submitted five-point plan contains no measures to remove the infection in pigs in barns. The plan focuses instead on trying to keep the bacteria in the barn doors. But that's not enough, consider also professor and head of the clinic at the National Hospital clinical microbiology department Niels Frimodt-Moller...

...Consultant and head of research at the department of clinical microbiology at the University of Southern Denmark Hans Jørn Kolmos has previously called for action against bacterial proliferation in piggeries. He criticized recently in an interview with The Engineer that the minister refuses to follow Norway's ongoing attempts to eradicate MRSA-infected pig herds...

...And it is precisely the rapid increase in the spread of MRSA CC398 is very serious perspective, says Svend Ellermann-Eriksen.

"The biggest problem is long-term, because if the bacteria become more prevalent, we may have to use the strongest antibiotics to all patients with infections before a screening can identify the bacterium in question. And then we run the risk of creating resistance in the last antibiotic that we have, "says the consultant...

...For the second time, the Food Committee convened Food Minister Dan Jørgensen (S) and Health Minister Nick Hækkerup (S) in consultation for an explanation of the fight against swine bacterium.The open consultation will take place on Wednesday, August 27.

Denmark - Porcine MRSA - school visits to pig farms


Denmark TV  today picks up the theme of the wisdom of school visits to pig farms.

As far as we know, this is not an issue in Britain, Commercial pig farms, who generally do not even like their addresses published, certainly do not encourage visitors.

But there have been issues at "petting zoos" and in the USA at both petting zoos and agricultural fairs.

But overall, since Defra, Britain's devious agricultural  ministry, has only admitted a single British pig MRSA case in a Northern Irish piglet, and that only recently. the problem is more closely related to the ridiculous veterinary fantasy of healthy British pig herds and never ending illegal cover-ups.

We have to assume the worst and keep the kids away from the pigs.

If things are as bad in the UK, as in Denmark, we should be following the Danish veterinary reformers and critics closely to start to realise the full human health implications.

A mechanical translation is here, as always, read in full.




PM. 13:41In July,

105 people infected with the resistant swine bacterium MRSA, which is the highest number ever.


By Maja Lark Maach

Almost every other pigs can be infected with the dangerous MRSA bacteria.And while the multi-resistant bacteria spreads, and more people without contact with pigs get the bacteria, there are still thousands of children and adults who come to visit our farms.
A farm can namely according to Health Control Transfiguration continue as farm visits, even if the infection is detected in a shrinking population.

And it worries Hans Jørn Kolmos, professor of microbiology. His research swine bacterium...

...Drop trips

Hans Jørn Kolmos calls on the authorities to either completely stop the visits, or at least require that the farms are tested free of infection before a class or an institution shall make a farm visit...

...From 2008 to 2012 had farms with MRSA bacteria is not used as places to visit, but this has changed.

It has not been possible to get a comment from the Health Protection Agency. Device Manager Søren Brostrøm says to Politiken :

- One should be pretty close and frequent contact with infected pigs to be a carrier of MRSA CC398. Therefore, we advise not brief visit to visit farms. But hygiene should be in the order of visiting the stables...

Denmark - Thousands are infected with porcine MRSA without knowing it


Thee current pig MRSA scandal continues to make headlines in Denmark.

Now, we have to find out after years of complaining, from Britain's corrupt veterinary establishment, the true situation in Britain.

We know widespread infection in pigs has been covered-up for many years.

People, not least the sick and the old, will die from the blatant neglect of basic duty by successive British governments in failing to control corrupt veterinary civil servants.

We know that porcine MRSA, also known as MRSA cc398, MRSA st398, pig MRSA and Swine MRSA, has been admitted to be in the British turkey flocks, the milk supply, people, and finally, very recently, a single pig in Northern Ireland.

British hospitals have failed to introduce the tests common to the near Continental countries.

The matter has to be handed immediately to the police, Special Branch, for a full investigation. That is merely the first step to try to save human lives.

The writer will be happy to co-operate with any properly constituted and authorised investigation.

Anyway, here is Politiken Denmark, last night. Be sure to read in full and understand that it is a mechanical translation. The story is appearing widely in the Danish media.


ILLNESS 24. AUG. 2014 KL. 22:30

Thousands are infected with porcine MRSA without knowing it


Up to 12,000 Danes are unaware of their infection withmultidrug-resistant swine bacterium.


MULTI-RESISTANT. Pigs bacterium MRSA will lead more deaths with them, experts believe. 


SIGNE THOMSEN

Report and on duty


Right now between 6,000 and 12,000 Danes unsuspecting round and is infected with the multidrug-resistant swine bacterium MRSA CC398.

It shows the calculations of the two leading MRSA experts who describes it as certain that more Danes will die as a result of the infection...

..."It is naive to imagine otherwise. It's simple math, when so many are infected, "said the head of MRSA Knowledge Center in the Capital Region, Westh.

He and Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Southern Denmark Hans Jørn Kolmos have made calculations of the true level of infection with porcine MRSA in Denmark...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Denmark - MRSA st398 - A pig industry built on tetracycline.


Danish scientists provide an unusual mathematical comparison in an editorial on MRSA st398 in pigs and people and expose a pig industry built on tetracycline.

Be sure to read in full here. It is a mechanical translation, of course, but the main points are clear enough.

Editorial: Impotent level - swine bacterial put the Danes chess

By Arne R. Stein Mark August 22, 2014 at. 07:03


My reward is simple. A grain of rice on the first field. Two of the other four on the third, and so on. The Spirit of chess origin are well known: the cunning inventor cheated his ruler who came to owe him rice equal to world production for nearly a millennium.

The question is whether a similar model for exponential development hiding behind the latest figures for infection rates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus cc398 - pig MRSA...

... But Denmark distinguished by a very large, highly concentrated and efficient pig, which is based on the use of tetracycline. It looks undeniably a dead end not finding ways and discuss the far-reaching steps. Queue at the wash basin is clearly inadequate when it comes to eliminating cc398.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Denmark - MRSA cc398 - Pig Farmers Caught Between Veterinarians and Government


Danish TV again. This time commenting on the Pig Producers Association line.

From a poor mechanical translation we get the message that they are "fed up" and that they try to protect their families from MRSA cc398.

We also get the message that, as in Britain, pig farmers have to do what the veterinarians and the government tell them to do.

So the veterinarians will not be walking away from their responsibilities.

Veterinary reform is now inevitable.

The vetocracy might as well get on with it and own up to the true pig health picture in Britain and how widespread and how long MRSA st398 has really been present in British pigs.

This crisis is not going away.

You can get the full Danish TV transcript here.

105 people were in July infected with the multidrug-resistant swine bacterium MRSA CC398.

PM. 11:39

In July, 105 people infected with the multidrug-resistant swine bacterium MRSA CC398, which is the highest number ever. The Danish Pig Producers fed up. 

By Kevin Ahrens Nielsen

The multidrug-resistant swine bacterium MRSA CC398 continues to spread in the Danish pig farms.

In July alone were 105 Danes infected with the bacterium that has cost five Danes life.

These are fed up with Danish Pig Producers.

- I'm as tired of it is an increase. I'd much rather have seen that we had got it slowed down, says Henrik Mortensen, President of Danish Pig Producers.

Do what they can

It is estimated that up to 70 per cent of Danish pig herds are infected with swine bacterium MRSA CC398. The bacterium has since started to transmission from human to human.

In Danish Pig Producers do according to Henrik Mortensen everything they can to keep the infectious bacteria in barns.

- It is not right that we have an epidemic. There must of course be no doubt that we will do what we can to keep it inside the pigs.

The first I rub, that's my family.


- We are working daily to reduce the consumption of antibiotics, and
we must continue...

... But we have to treat sick animals. The vet comes and prescribes and say here are some animals that are sick, and those we must deal with in this way. These are the options we have with veterinarians and authorities.

Consumption of antibiotics in the Danish pig farms peaked in 2009, years after consumption decreased, but in 2012 and 2013, it increased again.

In 2014, the figures show that the use of antibiotics is largely the same as last year. Although there have been a marginal decline of 0.4 percent.

Danish TV - Pig MRSA 'out of control' in Denmark


This is Denmark and  mainstream Danish TV.

The 'BBC News' is a misleading accidental mechanical mistranslation that we have seen before. We have left the mistake in, although it is clear that it is Danish TV that is refered to in the original Danish report.

Britain's corrupt vetocracy and their awful cover-up ministry Defra will be in turmoil this morning.

The real BBC will be hot on the trail of the real pig MRSA situation in Britain. It is not good and this has been covered up for many years.

This is scandal of the century and will inevitably lead to a Royal Commission of Enquiry and the reform of the veterinary establishment in Britain.

Full Danish TV report here, as always, read in full and remember that it is a mechanical translation of the published transcript.



Harmful pig bacterium spreads rapidly between humans



Last month was found more than a hundred new infections. This is the highest number so far.



PM. 07:00

By Morten Frandsen

In the month of July were 105 Danes to know that they are infected with the multidrug-resistant swine bacterium MRSA CC398, which so far has cost four people their lives at home.

This is the highest number of new infections that are found in a month.


Out of control

In 2009, found 43 infected. Last year the number had skyrocketed to 649, and this year we are already up to 575, figures from the Statens Serum Institut.

- What this shows is that it is an epidemic that is completely out of control, says Hans Jørn Kolmos, professor and chief physician of clinical microbiology department at Odense University Hospital, told BBC News...


More will be tested

...- There is no doubt that we have seen a real increase. We can see that
there are several who have had infections, because they were sick of
the bacterium, said Robert Forest BBC News.


Many pig farms infected

It is estimated that up to 70 per cent of Danish pig herds are
infected with MRSA CC398, and it is particularly dangerous when the
pigs get large amounts of antibiotics. This makes the fact resistant
and thus much harder to fight in humans.

From the pigs have bacteria spread to humans. Initially, those who
live and work near the sties, but since the bacterium has begun to
spread from human to human.

Thus, none of the four victims, who worked with pigs or had contact
with someone who did.


The authorities' responsibility...


Hans Jørn Kolmos is no doubt explains why pig bacterium spreads so
quickly...

The minister's plan

Before the summer holidays launched Food Minister Dan Jørgensen one
five-point plan to contain swine bacterium to the stables.
Whether it works is still too early to say.


Not everyone gets sick

It's far from all who are infected with MRSA CC398 who get sick.
According to the Serum Institute, about one in five of those infected
who have been in years, had been ill.
But even if you do not get sick, you can still transmit the bacteria
to other people.


Antibiotic consumption stagnates

Consumption of antibiotics in the Danish pig farms peaked in 2009,
then followed a few years of decline, but in 2012 and 2013,
consumption increased again.

The latest figures for 2014 show that antibiotic consumption is
basically the same as last year, however, it has been a marginal
decline of 0.4 percent.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Norwegian livestock and antibiotics


No, it's not a vegan website. It is Norway's biggest Farmers' Union.

They got it right and don't have to cover-up a veterinary disaster causing human deaths.

As always read in full here - Mechanical Translation

Norwegian livestock and antibiotics


By Guro Bjørnstad, 08/18/2014 11:46

Norwegian farmers have taken a conscious choice to give the least amount of antibiotics to livestock's. It is a victory for both animal health and public health...

...in Europe, a large proportion of swine herds carriers of the bacteria.

This spring all swine herds with more than ten sows tested for infection with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium LA-MRSA. Only one of  nearly 1,000 crews were carrier of the infection.

Good knowledge and positive attitudes

Norwegian agriculture has a good tradition to prevent and eradicate diseases, rather than to live with them. Good knowledge and positive attitudes among farmers, health and veterinary authorities in combination with a strict set of rules, means that we are able to keep the infection from our herds.

" In Norway, the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is very low, for targeted efforts by farmers and governments over many years.

" Since the mid 90s, the awareness of antibiotic use increased and consumption decreased by 40 percent. While other countries use antibiotics prevention, we use it only for treatment when necessary, and only by prescription from a veterinarian.

" We are proud that Norwegian food manufacturers use very little antibiotics compared with the rest of Europe. Report from the European Union shows that Norway and Iceland are using far at least, while Denmark spends more than ten times as much, and Italy hundred times more antibiotics per kilogram livestock Norway.

" MRSA is a variant of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. It has developed resistance to several important antibiotics used to treat humans and animals.

" MRSA was originally a "hospital bacteria", but from the late 90th century, the increasingly diagnosed in people outside the hospital environment. The infection is found in both people and animals in Norway, is believed to come from people who take their
infection abroad
.
" Pet-Associated MRSA spread between herds primarily for moving animals, but can also be spread through contaminated objects and people, including expensive cars. Meat and meat products are not considered as a major cause of infection from animals to humans.

" After contact with pigs in other countries apply general recommendation of a minimum 48 hour quarantine, of which at least 24 hours in Norway before coming in contact with the Norwegian pig.

Read more about MRSA and status of infection in animals in Norway in Animalia.


Healthy animals produce healthy people

- Norwegian farmers want in the future to conduct a contamination-free animal care with minimal use of antibiotics. Then have the system to facilitate it. It will benefit both animals and people for good, writes 1st Deputy Chairman of the Norwegian Farmers Kristin Ianssen in a post. Read full post.

Small-scale food production is best for your health

- There is only one way to reverse this vicious spiral, it is to run a farm with less medication use. Away from Overcrowding in the big barn located next to each other and lead to a massive infection pressure between animals, human beings, insects and birds. Over a small-scale production that emphasizes biological processes and expertise in front of current efficiency. This print head in Sør-Trøndelag Farmers Union Lars Morten Rosmo in an article in Aftenposten on 31 July.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Horsemeat - Yet another Defra cover-up!


The British Government can't publish the report. There is too much associated veterinary crime that would be exposed, not least some connected to the  horse racing industry and prominent cronies.

So much for government promises of transparency, not least by the Prime Minister, Cameron, who claimed, correctly, that international criminals were responsible.

The Guardian news report is here.
The unconvincing Defra response is covered by The Independent here.

Anyway, The Guardian headline:

Official report into horsemeat scandal shelved amid new food safety fears


Publication of inquiry into 2013 food fraud delayed after national salmonella outbreak and reports of contaminated chicken

Felicity Lawrence

The Guardian, Friday 15 August 2014 19.47 BST

And The Independent follow-up:

Horsemeat scandal: Defra denies delaying report to avoid embarrassing ministers


'The report will be published shortly' asserts spokeswoman


 
 




Thursday, 14 August 2014

Denmark- MRSA st398 - Children's Visits to Pig Farms


We see a common thread emerging between legal circles in the USA, left wing politicians in Denmark and growing concern in Britain.

In America the banning of petting zoos is being promoted after more problems with children picking up zoonotic disease, and in Denmark controls on children's visits to pig farms are being canvassed.

We have, of course, had numerous incidents with petting zoos in the UK, some very serious, covered by the usual cloud of secrecy.

Something else is going on too that makes the same point.

There have been financial settlements with gagging clauses between pig farm employers in Denmark and employees contracting  MRSA st398. These will  grow in a rapidly deteriorating situation, wherever MRSA is found in pigs. Claims will increase, as will the publicity, the concerns of insurers and the involvement of trade unions and lawyers.

It is all a depressingly one way road. Protecting the children should be everyone's first priority.

Anyway, a terrible machine translation of Mr Hansen introducing the intriguingly named 'Edith Thing squad.'
You can read in full here.

MRSA epidemic hits hard among children and adolescents


Published August 12, 2014 | By Kjeld Hansen

Comment by journalist and farmer Kjeld Hansen. 

Left politician Edith Thing squad, which also calls itself the parish priest, writing in Rough Put in Announcements August 8 on the antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus MRSACC398, spreading at epidemic rates from swine industry plants in recent years.

Thing Squad believes that "the world is wicked and dangerous", so you have to just stand by and hope for the best when your children are sent to school visits to the pig industry...

... Why should parents not demand the right to determine whether their children to participate in risky school visits to pig MRSA-infected companies?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

MRSA st398 found in pigs in Sweden


This is the Swedish veterinarians today.

Obviously, Britain's hopelessly corrupt veterinary establishment face charges of crimes against humanity.

Do remember the writer, at very considerable personal risk, told Parliament at Westminster, and OLAF, the serious fraud squad of the EU, that the most senior British government veterinarians were covering up the faking of tests on pigs in 2000. He also requested personal protection from both bodies.

It is all on the public record. for anyone, anywhere, to check.

He has been stalked and threatened continuously since. Those involved will have to explain their activities to the police.

The Swedish veterinary magazine here in mechanical translation has the risks of spread to humans clearly stated.

Well done, Sweden!

MRSA found in pigs in Sweden


SVA and the Swedish Animal Health Service has found MRSA bacteria of type ST 398 in one of the 191 samples taken at Swedish slaughterhouses. It is the first time a positive sample found in agriculture, according to TT.

Previously, MRSA bacteria found in Swedish dogs, horses and cats. -

The MRSA now been detected in pigs is not unexpected, but unfortunate, says Helle Unnerstad, veterinarian at SVA to TT. SVA and industry associations should now go out with guidelines for pig farmers on how they can protect themselves and their crew. 

- It is also important to control trade and movement of animals and to have infection control MRSA found in pigs in Sweden barriers to prevent the spread of infection to and between animals, says Helle Unnerstad. 

The type of MRSA detected in pigs can be transferred to humans, and if it becomes common in pigs, it can spread to livestock owners, farmers, stable staff, veterinarians and others who work with animals. Source: DN and TT.

British Government rebrands Animal Health, yet again!


Ah! As expected, the admission of MRSA in British pigs leads to the inevitable re-branding of the state veterinary service.

One would think the British government would get embarrassed by using this tactic to try to deal with trouble yet again.

It is carefully disguised, of course, as were previous renaming operations, as a reorganisation.

Reports are appearing in farming publications, but no public media release that we can see yet. They do not want too much publicity, obviously.

As before, it is much the same people under a new name, this time with a degree of independence from the parent ministry (Defra) that allows the government to disown future disasters more easily.

The inclusion of plants, is doubtless related to the reckless import of ash disease from Denmark. The trees are now dying all over the British Isles as are the bees. GM is included as a potential problem.

Bad banks were created in Britain  to deal with the crimes of banksters, it seems we need bad agencies to deal with the antics of Maff-Defra civil servants.

It is amazing that they forgot to include deliberately flooding the Somerset levels to gain the approval of their twitcher (that's birdwatcher) pals. That is an on-going scandal.

The twitchers are busy reintroducing long extinct species of wading birds to the area. Cranes, in this case after an absence of several hundred years. Defra must still need the support of the twitchers and the "green blob."

Typical media report here


UK agency to deal with spread of animal diseases

Aug 12, 2014

HEALTH / DISEASES
A combined agency in the UK will start work this autumn to ensure the government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases...

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Pig MRSA - British calls to ban Danish Pork Imports


From the capital of fair play, an own goal of classic proportions.

A Danish article reporting on British calls to ban Danish pork.

There is a snag: freezers full of British samples dating back years in Denmark.

Here is a mechanical translation from the Danish, as always read in full.

MRSA is a British environmental organization to call for a boycott of Danish pork

Politicians in the UK should consider boycotting Danish pork. So says a group of NGOs who fear infection with antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA pigs...


By Helle Maigaard Erhardsen August 12, 2014 at. 11:31

British politicians should consider boycotting meat from Danish pigs following the discovery of MRSA bacteria in Danish pig farms, says Alliance two Safe Our Antibiotics, a British association of medical, health, agricultural and environmental organizations. The announcement came in an interview to Radio24syv according to Berlingske Business .

"We will ask politicians whether they intend to boycott Danish pork...


Saturday, 9 August 2014

Pig MRSA - Denmark is in worse trouble. Picture published.


It took an alert blogger to find the picture, save it, back-track and publish.

Not me, Mr Hansen.

The Danish government are getting ever deeper in the mire. Soon, Britain will be enmeshed in a much more determined drive to force reform.

In Britain, it will be similar disasters and deceptions, exposed by deleted and altered documents, media releases and webpages, that will be critical.

Much can be found in the archives of the British newsgroup, uk.business.agriculture.

Don't post there, you will attract abuse and stalkers, just access the archives: for example on Google Groups, here - there are other archives elsewhere too.

Anyway, here is the blog from Denmark, don't miss the picture: it is a classic and read in full, the mechanical translation is adequate.

Severe criticism of the newly appointed MRSA advisor


Published August 9, 2014 | By Kjeld Hansen

The national MRSA adviser relaxed attitude to pig MRSA infection appears clearly from this slide from (Official Named) official powerpoint presentation, which holds National Board of Health and Agriculture and Food of common positions and statements. After the unveiling of the first four deaths from swine MRSA is talk however been deleted. You can see it here ...

Friday, 8 August 2014

Denmark - MRSA hit: Adviser has misinformed


Things are getting pretty bloody in Denmark about MRSA in pigs.

The insurance companies and lawyers in Britain and elsewhere will be paying close attention.

After 14 years of blatant British government veterinary crime, including intimidation and cover-ups, the bills now have to be paid and those responsible have to be removed from the scene and urgently.

But, never forget, it is the victims that really matter.

The full report from Denmark is here.

MRSA hit: Adviser has misinformed

3F'er Kenneth Sorensen feel misinformed and misled by national advises against MRSA, while his employer thinks that she owes an explanation.

The consultant does not believe she has misinformed.

- I am somehow embarrassed myself. I look down at the ground and pull
the shoulders up over your ears. I do not own. It makes doctors and
nurses did not know when they know that we have MRSA, says 33-year-old
Kenneth Sorensen.

 ByMorten Halskov

FACTS
It shows Kenneth MRSA samples

Kenneth Sorensen has been tested for MRSA four times - and all four times he had MRSA. 

The tests show that his MRSA strain was resistant to seven different kinds of antibiotics 16:02. 2012 : (nose)Resistant to: penicillin, ampicillin, meticilin, dicloxacillin

12.03. 2013 : (nose) Resistant to: penicillin, ampicillin, methicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin2

5.03. 2014 : (throat) Resistant to: penicillin, methicillin, dicloxacillin, erythromycin, roxitromycin

14.07. 2014 : (ulcers) Resistant to: penicillin, methicillin, Dicloxacillin

The 33-year-old manager Kenneth Sorensen believes that the hospital system has given him true knowledge about the resistant bacteria pig MRSA that has plagued his life over the past two and a half years.

3F'eren dishes specifically his criticism of Tinna Urth by July 1, 2014 was employed by SSI. 

She will head a new national advisory service on pig MRSA. 

As infection control nurse in North Jutland has Tinna Urth been deeply involved in Kenneth Sorensen MRSA course. 

Thus was she in 2012 on a visit to Kenneth Sørensen's work, after all staff and farmers in the North Jutland pig farm had tested positive for MRSA. During the meeting at the farm, she said - according to Kenneth Sørensen - that MRSA was innocent and that the bacterium was good to disappear again. And that you could take it easy if you had a good hygiene, changed clothes and washed their hands. - My family and I have had major problems with MRSA in the last two and a half years. Tinna Urth has misinformed about MRSA, says Kenneth Sorensen, who also feel duped on the grounds that Tinna Urth did not give him any information about his test. since the spring of 2012, he tested positive for MRSA in four out of four samples. Kenneth Sorensen said his test for MRSA shows that he at least is resistant to seven kindsof antibiotics. Read about Kenneth Sorensen's life as infected with
MRSA

FACTS
Professor: Kenneth MRSA bacteria are drug-resistant 3F and Kenneth Sorensen presented 3F'erens test results for a professor at the Department of Clinical Microbiology at the University Hospital of Odense, Hans Jørn Kolmos who is an expert in MRSA. Hans Jørn Kolmos believe that Kenneth Sorensen's resistance pattern is of pig MRSA.  - It is fair to say that Kenneth MRSA bacteria are drug-resistant, although it is no clearly defined concept. Only to call his bacteria to methicillin is a mistake, says Hans Jørn Kolmos.

He adds that the bacteria most likely also resistant to several other antibiotics. All Danish isolates of MRSA CC398 is for example resistance to tetracycline, he said.  - Several classes of antibiotics do not work on Kenneth MRSA bacteria. There are a limited number of other types of antibiotics that can be used. But there may be various problems associated with them such as side effects and that they are more expensive, says the professor. 

Counselor: Do not I have misinformed National advisor on MRSA Tinna Urth informs 3F, she remembers sitting on the farm, but she can not remember exactly what was said. She
refuses, however, now that she has said that MRSA is harmless. - I'm really sorry that he feels misinformed. It is not the intention. I teach from the Health Protection Agency guidelines on MRSA , as always handed out at such meetings, says Tina Urth. Tinna Urth confirms that she has not stated Kenneth Sorensen about the different antibiotic classes his MRSA staphylococci are resistant to. She explains that it is usually not disclosed. - It makes no sense to say how many antibiotics, MRSA bacteria are resistant to the less, it has practical
significance in relation to the treatment to be used for the infection.Concomitant she says that he has gotten a little personal card, which shows that his MRSA staph is methicillin-resistant.

Farmer: She has some explaining to do
Kenneth Sorensen's North Jutland employer says that after the meeting on his farm in 2012 was completely reassured by Tinna Urths explanations about MRSA. The farmer was therefore somewhat shocked that Kenneth Sorensen is resistant to seven kinds of antibiotics. - If Jack is resistant to seven classes, she has a huge problem. I would like to give Kenneth right that Tinna Urth has something she must explain, says the farmer, who wishes to remain anonymous. till it says

Tina Urth: - There's a whole lot of technical knowledge that we do not provide information about at such meeting where there is limited time.
It concentrates on the most important, says Tinna Urth. - I did not even think that I have painted a rosy picture of MRSA, and is sorry if it is considered that says Tinna Urth.