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.