Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ireland - 5% of blood donors exposed to hepatitis E


With pigs and pork passing backwards and forwards across the border like yo-yos, questions would have been asked.

Anyway with both Hepatitis E and MRSA in pigs hitting the headlines, things are again heating up for a blistering international row.

Blaming everyone else, however,  is not going to work.

The Irish Examiner report is here and should be read in full


5% of blood donors exposed to hepatitis E, says IBTS

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 By Evelyn Ring
Irish Examiner Reporter

One in 20 blood donors have been exposed to hepatitis E, an Irish Blood Transfusion Service study has found.

People can contract hepatitis E from eating infected pork and ham that is not thoroughly cooked...

...The prevalence of hepatitis E is between 10% and 16% in Britain, 27% in the Netherlands and, in parts of France, up to half of the population has been exposed to the virus...


Monday, 28 July 2014

Veterinarians report UK's first case of MRSA in pigs - LATE


The British veterinary establishment via 'Farmers Weekly' and the 'Veterinary Record' have finally acknowledged MRSA in Britain's pigs, a decade late, in a synchronised ballet dance, and with huge numbers of avoidable human casualties to the vetocracy's credit.

We reported the first 'admitted' case TEN days ago. Who ordered the delay?

Now, Britain's hopelessly corrupt veterinary establishment, and their cronies, go on the rack.

Blaming foreigners is not going to work.

Crimes against humanity! You can't get more serious than that. This is not going away and intimidation won't work.

The 'Farmers Weekly' news report is here, as always, read in full,



Vets report UK's first case of MRSA in pigs
FW Reporters

Monday 28 July 2014 16:14

Vets in Northern Ireland have reported what is thought to be the UK's first case of the MRSA bacterium in a pig.

The disease is potentially fatal to human beings and it is resistant to a number of modern antibiotics making it difficult to treat.

The MRSA bacterium was isolated in a piglet which was one of a group of five submitted to the Omagh disease surveillance laboratory of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in May 2014...

See also: MRSA found on UK poultry farm

In a statement released on 28 July in the Veterinary Record journal vets said...

..."We believe this to be the first reported isolation of LA-MRSA from a pig in the UK."

It added that the MRSA ST398 was relatively common in other European member states.

Abattoir tests had isolated the disease in 61% of Spanish pigs, 60% of pigs in Germany and 39% of Dutch pigs.



MRSA st398 in pigs - Rebellion in Denmark


It seems that some Danish veterinarians and pig people are beginning to rebel and they are right on target – 

the huge increase in the international movement of live pigs and germplasm  (that's semen and embryos ) covered by recklessly issued veterinary health certificates and false reassurance.

“Good men” a very simple description for the reformers from a mechanical translation

This is where we became involved with the murky origins of Classical Swine Fever in Britain in 2000 and Foot and Mouth 2001. The cover stories and disinformation were ridiculous: real kindergarten deceptions.

The rest is the history of crimes against humanity, in a maelstrom of veterinary greed.

Danish report in full is here.



Are Danish super pigs infected with MRSA?

The highly esteemed Danish SPF pigs (Specific Pathogen Free) are still sold as the best and most disease-free pigs in the world.

By Holger Baltic Mortensen, Lisa Bright, Præstholm Mark, Odder
Monday, July 28, 2014, 07:15
HEALTH
But can one be sure? Since virtually all slaughter pigs carrying the dreaded and super resistant MRSA CC398-bacterial, it seems highly unlikely that the SPF pigs should have been spared. Maybe we do not hear about the phenomenon of MRSA in SPF pigs, because the animals do not get sick, it only makes people.

The pig industry is doing everything to do damage control on the problems of MRSA - assisted by the authorities. The toxic and resistant bacteria are not just a bomb during the entire pig industry, but also a potential bomb in our hospital and health system. It can be quite extraordinarily expensive and painful.

Now it is time for the good men agronomist Niels Jørgen Kjeldsen, veterinarian. Poul Bækbo from Knowledge of pigs (VFS), Jan Dahl Axel Borg, Martin Douwe of Agriculture and Food, Niels Buhl, SPF and the Food and Agriculture Dan Jørgensen coming out of the woodwork. We will no longer be diverted from vital veterinary information of concern to all Danes.

And to all Danes: take for granted that all Danish pig factories and employees with dependents are infected with the toxic and yellow CC398-staphylococci and keep you away. If you live less than half a mile from a pig, it is advised to keep doors and windows closed.


Blood donors 'passing on hepatitis E'


Yet another crisis and cover-up that will hit British pigs and people. 

We have known that British pigs, British pork, British pig farmers and British blood all have Hepatitis E and for some years.

Nothing constructive was done. There are many articles on my blog.

The new information follows the list, readers can access the individual blog and source using the search box st the head.


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Here, is The BBC on the subject overnight


Blood donors 'passing on hepatitis E'


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Around 1,200 people each year are infected with the hepatitis E virus (HEV) through donated blood in England, a large study shows.
Most people will not notice any symptoms, although it can cause liver damage and be fatal in some cases.
The study in the Lancet medical journal showed one in 3,000 blood donations was contaminated.
Hepatitis E tends to be mild but can be a problem particularly for pregnant women.
A group of researchers from Public Health England analysed 225,000 blood donations in the south-east of England to estimate the scale of the national problem.
Prof Richard Tedder, from Public Health England, said: "[The] infections are widespread in the English population, including blood donors.
"Although rarely causing any acute illness, hepatitis E infections may become persistent in immunosuppressed patients, putting them at risk of future chronic liver disease, and a policy is needed to identify these persistently infected patients and provide them with appropriate antiviral treatment.
"However, our study indicates that the overall burden of harm resulting from transfusion-transmitted HEV is slight."
He said there was no immediate need to screen donated blood.

Should dontated blood be screened?
However, Prof Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, from the Universite Paris-Est in France, said that stance was "surprising".
"The potential clinical results of blood-borne HEV infection should not be downplayed, in particular, the risk of serious complications and death exists.
"I believe that systematic screening of blood components for markers of hepatitis E infection should be implemented."
Lorna Williamson, the medical director for NHS Blood and Transplant said: "These study findings contribute to our overall understanding of hepatitis E and are an important part of the research that helps NHSBT to make blood transfusions as safe as possible for the patients who need them.
"The majority of patients followed up have now cleared the HEV infection and any remaining patients are being followed up.
"We now expect the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO), which advises UK ministers and health departments, to review the study results."

Friday, 25 July 2014

Netherlands - Pigs - Change the rules when caught?


Let us be practical, rather than emotional, in what is a very difficult situation.

If the meat goes through to the food chain, Dutch, currently high, international credibility on food integrity drops to zero. 

There is a time limit. 

The pyramid system, lately criticised by Britain’s former Chief Veterinarian, Jim Scudamore, can’t be stopped without piles of dead pigs. Something he knows from his Classical Swine Fever and, Foot and Mouth days.

The Dutch have to decide and now.

Even if you think that the pigs and people do not matter, you do not make rules only to break them when caught. 

It would take billions of Euros to try to repair the reputational damage.

Full report here (mechanical translation)



July 25, 2014 10:31

Over 100 farms locked by mistake feed

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Today summit held about the fate of tens of thousands of calves and pigs. On several farms, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, an antibiotic found in animal feed that is prohibited. What's going on? Four questions and answers.

Another meat scandal?

It ​​plays for a while, but slowly but surely, more and more clear about this meat scandal. Slightly more than 100 farms are involved, and it involves both pig and veal farmers. On those farms in animal feed antibiotic discovered that has been banned since 1995 in the Netherlands and the rest of the European Union.

Is it harmful?

Yeah. The antibiotic used to combat streptococci and E. coli, but there is also a substance that is carcinogenic. That sounds bad, but in small quantities that substance is not harmful to humans. Someone who has eaten the flesh, is, according to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority no "unacceptable health risk. In that regard, we need not worry. The meat does not need to be retrieved. From stores

Yet there are farms close. That is not just right?

There are for this antibiotic strict rules, called a zero-tolerance. That means that if the agent is found, the farms will lock. There may be no animals in or out. The NVWA now investigating whether all farms are infected.

And what happens to the animals on the farms?

There you are summits of place at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Later in the NVWA. During these consultations, the entire meat industry present. During the day there is a letter that should ultimately give what should be done. Those tens of thousands of animals clarity The policy is that animals should be slain. But because people have walked, no unacceptable health risk is whether it is really necessary.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Norway - Biggest retailer may ban Danish pork


Things get ever more interesting in Scandinavia.

The Norwegians are right. 

Things are very much worse in corrupt Britain, so while it may have to be fish for Christmas in Norway, Britain's very dangerous veterinary establishment will be facing porridge.

For the non-English speakers, "porridge" aside from being Scotland's national dish is also Cockney slang for gaol (or jail) as anyone born in London or Essex will know.

It is not just the writer, Britain's recently sacked Agricultural Minister Owen Paterson is also hot on the tail of Britain's greedier landowners and the closely associated twitchers (bird watchers) and the  "Green Blob" crime wave.

Anyway, here is Norway on the related subject of the safety of Danish pork.


Norwegian concerns over Danish pork safety


Published: 23 Jul 2014 14:32 GMT+02:00
Updated: 23 Jul 2014 14:32 GMT+02:00
       
Norway's biggest grocery retailer and wholesaler is considering putting a halt to the import of Danish pork over MRSA concerns.

The use of antibiotics in Denmark's pig industry may lead NorgesGruppen, Norway's dominant retailer, to stop all imports of Danish pork

NorgesGruppen, which holds a 39.3 percent market share of Norway's grocery industry, is considering dropping Danish pork in favour of importing from countries where the use of antibiotics is less widespread. The wholesaler's reevaluation of Danish pork follows a Norwegian professor's warning that the consumption of meat from Danish pigs could lead to an outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant MRSA...


...According to Dagens Næringsliv, Danish pork is especially popular in Norway at Christmas time. 

NorgesGruppen is expected to make a final decision regarding Danish pork sometime in the coming months.

MRSA st398 - Denmark - It sounds like a bad joke


It sounds like a bad joke, but this is the Danes reporting on a Danish reaction on the Norwegians hitting out at the Danes again for failing to get to grips with MRSA st398 in their pigs, claiming that it is too expensive.

Things are much worse in the UK, where although Defra, Britain's discredited agriculture ministry, has now finally admitted LA-MRSA in British pigs after many years of blatant cover-ups, threats and associated attempted intimidation. See here for British admission last week.

British hospitals still remain unprotected, whilst veterinary drug dealers and their cronies rake in vast profits from antibiotic sales.

As always read the full Danish news report here (mechanical translation)


Minister ignores the benefits of removing MRSA from the stables



Food Minister gets tough criticism for illuminating only the cost of fighting MRSA bacteria in barns and leave out the socio-economic benefits, according to Norwegian estimates outweigh the costs.

By Helle Maigaard Erhardsen July 23, 2014 at. 11:02

It makes no sense to only look at the expenditure side, without also looking at what is at the same time is saved. Such an accounting does not and is akin to speculation, says the criticism from one of the nation's leading experts resistance, professor and consultant at Odense University Hospital Hans Jørn Kolmos.

The criticism comes after food minister Dan Jørgensen (S) have used Norwegian estimates of what their efforts to remove the pig MRSA will cost, who argued that it would be too expensive for Denmark to follow the Norwegian example...

See also: Minister: It costs 3.5 billion to eliminate MRSA from the Danish stables...