Sunday, 21 December 2008

MRSA at Scottish special care baby unit

This following BBC report echoes the situation in Canada at
Charlottetown PEI.

One of the staff will almost certainly be a carrier or maybe a mother.

To save time they should check any staff member that has associations with either pigs or pork.

The hospital in Charlottetown has refused to release any information other that that the source was staff member(s).

It looks like the Gardiner Hypothesis, that MRSA in humans follows PMWS - Circovirus in pigs is very close to being proved.

Let's see if Scotland does better. They already have the police investigating C.Diff outbreaks in their hospitals.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7794370.stm

Babies tested positive for MRSA

The superbug was said to have "colonised" the babies

Six babies being treated at a special care baby unit in Glasgow have tested positive for MRSA, it has emerged.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirmed it was found during routine testing at the Southern General Hospital.

The MRSA bug was said to have "colonised" the infants, meaning it was on their skin but did not harm them. The babies have since been discharged.

A spokeswoman said the unit was not closed at any time and extra infection control measures were in place.

MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, but is shorthand for any strain of Staphylococcus bacteria which is resistant to one or more conventional antibiotics.

Many people naturally carry it in their throats and it can cause a mild infection in a healthy patient.

If it infects someone who is already ill or weak, it can kill.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

MRSA Cover - Up - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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There is a well oiled cover-up going on here.

It is the MRSA-PMWS ridden pigs in the immediate area.

MRSA is arriving via the staff and patients.

They are checking the staff, but are refusing to release any results.

It's a big secret, but in accordance with the "Gardiner Hypothesis." Most MRSA epidemics follow PMWS-Circovirus epidemics in pig herds. Unravelled in England.

To tackle MRSA in hospitals, you must tackle PMWS in pigs.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2008/12/18/pe-mrsa-surgery.html

MRSA outbreak delays surgeries at Charlottetown hospital
Last Updated: Thursday, December 18, 2008 7:19 AM AT

CBC News
Twenty elective gynecological surgeries have been postponed due to arecent MRSA outbreak in the nursery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.

Officials at the hospital said the methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus, an antibiotic resistant bacteria, appear to be under control now. Eleven babies born at the hospital tested positive for MRSA this fall. None became ill, and there have been no new cases in more than two weeks.

The surgeries have been rescheduled as a precaution. Rick Adams, executive director of the QEH, told CBC News Wednesday that women who've had gynecological surgery and need to stay in hospital usually recover in the nursery. The decision to reschedule was made to reduce exposure to MRSA and free up nursing staff to work on infection control.

"None of them are urgent or emergency, so given the situation that we've been dealing with in Unit 4 over the last number of weeks, we deemed it in the best interest of our patients to postpone till January," said Adams.

"Within several days of the postponement, they were all provided new dates for their surgeries."Adams said if there are new cases of MRSA, those dates could also change.
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Sunday, 14 December 2008

New "rampant" strains of MRSA in England linked to livestock.

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http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/1213/1229035665688.html?via=mr

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Doctor warns on rampant strains of MRSA

DR MUIRIS HOUSTON, Medical Correspondent in London

NEW STRAINS of the MRSA superbug now emerging in community settings could make it impossible to control MRSA outbreaks in hospitals, a European infectious disease expert has said.

Dr Robert Skov, of the National Centre for Antimicrobials and Infection Control in Copenhagen, Denmark, told a conference on healthcare associated infection that "today's community associated MRSA will be tomorrow's hospital acquired MRSA".

The clinical microbiologist warned that community associated MRSA will increasingly be introduced into hospitals by patients carrying the bug, where this is not detected on admission.

He told the Lancet infectious diseases conference in London yesterday that the spread of MRSA in the community could impair or render control of MRSA in hospitals impossible.

Dr Skov also pointed to evidence of a large reservoir of MRSA in animals for food production that, following transmission to humans, will represent a serious threat to the control of MRSA.

Studies from the US and Greece have shown a displacement of hospital associated MRSA by community acquired versions of the drug-resistant bacteria. Recent statistics for Greece show community acquired MRSA now accounts for one quarter of all hospital cases of the bug.

"Community acquired MRSA must be taken seriously and suppressed," he said.

Prof Gary French, professor of medical microbiology at Kings College,London, told doctors the prevalence of MRSA in hospital patients' bloodstreams was still increasing worldwide. He described how the introduction of mandatory reporting in the NHS had increased the notification of hospital acquired MRSA by 50 per cent.

The latest figures show there are 70,000 serious MRSA infections in hospitals in England.

"Some 3 - 5 per cent of patients admitted to hospitals here are colonised by MRSA," he said, creating a "revolving door" which made infection control very difficult. Prof French warned that new community acquired MRSA organisms were doubling each year in the UK.

Prof Mark Wilcox, professor of medical microbiology at the Universityof Leeds, an expert in Clostridium difficile (C diff), another problem hospital bug, told the conference that antibiotic use increases the risk of C diff infection, especially the use of the cephalosporin family and the drug clindamycin.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

MRSA - PEI - Charlottetown Hospital Tests Staff - Update

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Pat's Note: The latest news coming in overnight. The centre of theWestern world has shifted to the smallest of Canada's provinces.

Whether they find a connection or not with pigs and/or pork, they will have little option but to make it public immediately.

Confirmation in field conditions of the "Gardiner Hypothesis" will save thousands of human lives.

Not every profession has the low moral standards of Britain's pampered secretive and greedy veterinarians.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=193490&sc=98

QEH tests for bug WAYNE THIBODEAU The Guardian

The source of a superbug at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown remains unknown, but hospital administration say if it’s determined to be staff, the public will not be informed.

More than 300 staff at the province’s largest referral hospital are being tested for the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Rick Adams, CEO of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said about 290 staffers have already been screened.

“In terms of the test results, we’re not going to be making anything public,’’ Adams told The Guardian. “We want to make sure the environment here is supportive of staff and create a climate where they can feel comfortable and open to come forward and be screened knowing that any results will be kept strictly confidential.’’

Adams said he realizes a solid argument can be made that the public should be informed if the source is found and that source is a staff member. But he said the public should also realize the hospital is doing everything it can to prevent a further spread of the superbug.

“The staff are under enormous pressure. They feel like they are under a microscope.’’

Nine newborns and one mother have now tested positive for MRSA. Five of those nine cases can be connected to the same source.

The bacteria is centered in Unit 4, the nursery.

A number of staff are being directed to be tested, from doctors and nurses to cleaning and dietary staff — anybody who had contact withthe nursery.

Testing includes swabs of the nose and mouth and any open wounds on the hands.

If a positive test is found, Adams said they will have to go through a thorough decolonization process that includes ointment in the nose, bathing with an antibacterial soap and changing bed sheets daily for a period of seven days.

Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr. Lamont Sweet said healthy babies do not normally become sick even if they are found to be carrying MRSA.About 130 Islanders have tested positive for MRSA this year in P.E.I.

Adams said the hospital continues to restrict visitors, and use heightened environmental cleaning and infection control measures. He said the increased testing at the hospital will more than likely find a case or two of MRSA, but he said that doesn’t mean those staffers are the source of the outbreak at the hospital.

“The fact that out in the population, I’m advised today, that approximately one per cent of the population at any point in time in P.E.I. would test positive for MRSA. Given that we are screening our staff for it, one would expect that we may find one, two or three cases.’’

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Monday, 24 November 2008

MRSA - Hospital refuses to release results of testing staff.

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Pat’s Note: What have they got to hide?

Wouldn’t be sick pigs would it?

We know that they have PMWS – Circovirus hit pigs on Prince Edward Island. Such pigs are treated with large quantities of antibiotics to get them into the food chain.

The Gardiner Hypothesis, backed by the information that Canadian pigs and pork do carry MRSA and the Dutch research that pig people carry MRSA, predicts that in pig farming country many hospital staff members will carry MRSA and pass it to patients.


http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2008/11/24/pe-mrsa-results.html

Hospital won't reveal results of bacteria testing on staff
Last Updated: Monday, November 24, 2008 5:02 PM AT

CBC News

Charlottetown's Queen Elizabeth Hospital has tested 290 staff members for MRSA in an effort to contain an outbreak in the nursery, but says it will never reveal how many tested positive.
Doctors, nurses, cleaning staff — everyone with any contact with the nursery — are being tested for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Nine newborn babies have tested positive for the bacteria in the past few months. None has fallen ill.

Hospital CEO Rick Adams told CBC News Monday in order to protect the confidentiality of staff, the hospital would not reveal how many positive tests came back. He added that even if some staff did carry the bacteria, it doesn't mean they were the source of the outbreak.

Adams said the hospital still doesn't know exactly how many more staff will be screened. Staff and doctors will have another two weeks to be screened for MRSA. If anyone connected to the nursery refuses to be tested, they could be ordered to allow the test under the Public Health Act.

There have been no new cases of MRSA amongst babies in the nursery in the past several days.
Adams said he's heard rumours that some moms are choosing to have their babies at other hospitals, but he doesn't know for certain if that has happened.

Friday, 21 November 2008

MRSA - Prince Edward Island - Charlottetown

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"But the bacteria is spreading"

Everything here is entirely consistent with the "Gardiner Hypothesis" and the source being people who have been in contact with pigs, or pork coming from pigs that have PMWS - Circovirus.

These pigs will have been overdosed with antibiotics to get the meat into the food chain.

We know that the pigs on Prince Edward Island have had PMWS - Circovirus and that the consequences are handled using large quantities of antibiotics. We know that Candian pigs and pork are infected with MRSA.

We have known from Holland, for more than four years, that this MRSA is transfered from pigs and pork to people.

They are quite right not to blame individuals. Most of the employees on pig farms have no idea of the risks. Nobody has told them.

Corrupt veterinarians only warn one another.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=192399&sc=98
Last updated at 12:30 AM on 21/11/08

QEH grapples with bacteria WAYNE THIBODEAU The Guardian

Upwards of 300 staff at the province’s largest referral hospital are being tested for an antibiotic-resistant bacteria after three more babies tested positive for the bacteria.

Rick Adams, CEO of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said the tests are being carried out to rule out a staff member spreading MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

But the bacteria is spreading.

Nine newborns and one mother have now tested positive for MRSA. Five of those nine cases can be connected to the same source. “We’ve increased our environmental cleaning, infection control measures in the hospital, we’ve also commenced gloving and gowning for all contact with moms and babies, we’re double- cleaning in a lot of patient rooms, we’re also swabbing the environment, including areas in Unit 4,’’

Adams told The Guardian.

“Given we’ve been doing all that and we had three additional cases this week, to rule out the possibility a staff member may be transmitting this we’ve directed staff and physician screening.’’

The bacteria is centered in Unit 4, the nursery.

A host of staff are being directed to be tested, from doctors and nurses to cleaning and dietary staff — anybody who had contact with the nursery.

Adams said about 180 staffers have already been tested.Testing includes swabs of the nose and mouth and any open wounds on the hands.

“Staff are being very co-operative, but that’s not to say there is not concern among staff,’’ he said.

“This is not about blaming anybody. This is about us working together to try and minimize the number of transmissions.’’

Test results will not be back for a couple of days.If a positive test is found, Adams said the employee will not be fired.

But they will have to go through a thorough decolonization process that includes ointment in the nose, bathing with an antibacterial soap and changing bed sheets daily for a period of seven days.

Deputy Chief Officer Dr. Lamont Sweet said healthy babies do not normally become sick even if they are found to be carrying MRSA.Health Minister Doug Currie described it as a serious situation, but added he has confidence this is being managed as a “high-level serious operational issue.”
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has had a tough year battling superbugs, added Adams.

“We’ve had a tough year no doubt about it. We had our battles this year with MRSA and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci) in some of the other units and now this.’’

Regards Pat Gardiner

Sunday, 2 November 2008

MRSA contaminated pork found in US stores

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On Friday, MRSA was, as expected, found in pork in US stores.

It was not the US government that found it. It was a group of TV stations who got suspicious and sent pork to a lab. The full story is here: http://www.kcby.com/news/local/33621204.html

The rate is still very low, although it will increase quickly and, at least, the US TV people have stepped in to make the scandal public knowledge.

Britain, despite having problems much earlier, has done absolutely nothing. Not even our national newspapers who contemplated the possibility of contaminated pork months ago, have done any testing. There have been reports, later withdrawn, that British pigs did not carry MRSA.

The situation in the US will now probably deteriorate very quickly. The hospitals may well come under extreme pressure.

The Dutch warned the US government four years ago that pigs were infecting people and pork. Their scientists flew to California specially.

This is now a very real scandal becoming public knowledge. Read the reports. It is a matter on which you can make up your own mind.

Regards Pat Gardiner

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Three babies sick with MRSA - Letterkenny, Ireland

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There are pig farms in the area and there was even a conference on MRSA in Letterkenny that identified the increased risks to pig farmers and their families, see details following news report.

Eventually the British are going to have to suspend and prosecute their corrupt vets. Then, together with the Irish , Canadian and US are going to have to abandon their mistaken trust in the reliability of Britain's useless devious veterinary industry and start following the advice the Dutch gave more than four years ago.

No civilised country can allow children to die from disease whilst allowing the bent vets responsible to continue to lie through their teeth and line their wallets.

The dots all join up. The Dutch and the Continentals are right, the English speaking countries led by Britain are wrong.

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/mrsa-strikes-three-babies-in-hospital-1492559.html

MRSA strikes three babies in hospital Wednesday October 08 2008

THREE babies are being treated for an MRSA infection at a busy acute hospital, writes Anita Guidera.

The HSE confirmed yesterday that the babies had tested positive for the bacterial infection at Letterkenny General Hospital and that a number of measures had been put in place to deal with the issue.

According to the HSE, the families and GPs of the infants had been contacted by the hospital and infection control nurses were in place to provide assistance and information.

Consultant microbiologist at the hospital, Michael Mulhern, said every effort was being made to try to prevent any further cases happening.

"From a medical point of view, we don't have any current concerns as regards the health of the babies," he said.

http://www.mrsaandfamiliesnetwork.com/5thmarch2007.html

....On Saturday morning, Mayor Bonner again opened proceedings which were once more in the capable hands of Thomas Francis in the chair. Eamon O’Ceallaigh, who is an award winning student in the local Gaelscoil, delivered an impressive address in Irish dealing with MRSAin Letterkenny General Hospital. Margaret Dawson welcomed delegates and speakers. Ms. Bernadette McFadden, who is a nurse manager consultant with the NHS spoke about the importance, from the nursing point of view, of putting the patient at the centre of the health service. She would like to see patients empowered to be involved in their own health care plans, and to be able to insist that health care professionals observe proper hygiene procedures.

Dr. Kevin Kelleher, who now has the responsibility of overseeing MRSA policies in the HSE, told the conference about the plans for tackling the infection nationally. He emphasized which is to take place over the next two years. He also mentioned the Task Force which has recently been unveiled by Professor Drumm, and which, it is hoped, will reduce the incidence of MRSA by 20% over the next five years.

Mr. Paul Bergervoet, who is an Infection Control Practitioner in Deventer Hospital in Holland spoke about the problem of MRSA in that country – or, as he put it, the absence of the problem there. He described the ‘Search and Destroy’ policy which has been the approach of the Dutch health authorities for about twenty years, and which has resulted in Holland having the best record of infection control in Europe. The strict surveillance methods, prompt remedial action and openness which Paul told the conference about ensure that the Dutch system is the envy of many other countries. Paul also said that he and his colleagues are looking at new areas of potential infection risk,and have identified pig farmers and abattoir workers as belonging in this category....

Saturday, 6 September 2008

More babies born with MRSA in Ontario

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This report is entirely consistent with the Gardiner Hypothesis - human MRSA following mutated PMWS outbreaks in pigs.

Owen Sound is in Ontario, where there has been an outbreak of mutated PMWS for some years followed by human epidemics of MRSA, then C.Diff and most recently Listeria.

MRSA has been found in people, pigs and pork in the area.

The Canadians should be looking for any connection between any of the health professionals or visitors and pigs or pork.

Those interested can find much more in the (now restored) archives of uk.business.agriculture fully searchable once again through Google Groups.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1188249

Infection limits hospital access

Higher than normal number of newborn babies born with skin infection

Officials have limited access to the women and child unit at the Owen Sound hospital after a higher than normal number of new born babies were found to have contracted a skin infection called MRSA, a type of staphylococcus that is resistant to the antibiotic commonly used to treat it.

While less than 10 cases have been detected over the course of the summer, Dr. Paul Dick, the chief of pediatrics for Grey Bruce Health Services, said it was deemed necessary to take the precautionary step of monitoring who can enter and exit the unit.

"We've encountered a situation that is important to investigate and inquire about what is happening with infants and moms who have appeared at the hospital with infections at a higher rate than is normally found," Dick said Friday afternoon.

"At this time, it is not clear where it is being contracted, and if it is from the hospital we want to take steps to control the situation." MRSA, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, is resistant to the class of antibiotics that is frequently used to treat "staph," such as methicillin, and is therefore called methicillin-resistant.

The bacteria is commonly carried on the skin or in the nose. MRSA is almost always spread by direct contact with people and not through the air. The infection appears on the skin in clusters of boils, pimples or abscesses, but can take other forms as well.

According to Dick, MRSA is treatable with other antibiotics and the majority of the cases the hospital has seen have been minor and the infected person has not required hospitalization.

He would not, however, confirm if anyone has been hospitalized due to contracting MRSA. In some cases, it can be difficult to treat MRSA and it can progress to serious blood or bone infections. MRSA infections occur most often in health-care facilities, but can also occur in the community. The higher than normal rate of MRSA was detected as part of the hospital's regular screening process.

"We want families to know that they should not be afraid to obtain their care here, this is not an infectious agent and we are taking all of the steps to prevent the spread of it," Dick added.

MRSA Greymouth New Zealand

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The news report is entirely consistent with the Gardiner Hypothesis - human MRSA following mutated PMWS (Circovirus) epidemics in pigs: sick pigs being treated with large quantities of antibiotics and becoming infected with MRSA - especially MRSA st398.

South Island had an outbreak of mutated PMWS in 2003, detailed in the archives, as against North Island which seems to have had the less aggressive older form of PMWS.

Greymouth does have both pigs and slaughterhouses in the area, wild pigs and was the origin of the miniature pet kune kune pig.

The New Zealanders should be looking for any connection between this health professional and pigs or pork.

Those interested can find much more in the archives of uk.business.agriculture fully searchable once again through Google Groups.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/stories/2008/09/06/12437345f043

Updated at 11:23am on 6 September 2008

Operating theatres at Greymouth Hospital were closed on Friday after a visiting clinician tested positive for the antibiotic resistant superbug MRSA.

Tests were due to be carried out on Saturday on the operating theatres which will remain closed over the weekend.

West Coast District Health Board spokesperson Bryan Jamieson says the theatres have been thoroughly cleaned.

"There will be tests run over the weekend to confirm that MRSA is not present in the operating theatres and should we get an all-clear for that then surgery will be able to resume on Monday we hope."

No surgery had been scheduled in the operating theatres over the weekend.

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is present in about 30% of the healthy population, where it has no effect. However in people who are ill or injured it can become invasive and cause disease.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

MRSA passing from pigs to people - Denmark

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The Pig Site have just published a pre-publication report from Denmark.

The Dutch did just the same four years ago in the interests of public health flying to the US to press the panic button.

Britain ignored them, probably because they were terrified of being identified as the source of "piggy MRSA" in the chaos of the triple epidemics of epizootic PMWS, CSF and FMD 1999-2001 and exposing the corruption within their State Veterinary Service.

This report introduces yet another variation in naming, making MRSA ST398 also MRSA CC398 - "piggy MRSA" to you and me.

The conclusions shatter the current NHS policy and explain why the Netherlands and others have avoided MRSA epidemics in their hospitals.

http://www.thepigsite.com/swinenews/18798/pigs-as-source-of-antibioticresistant-staph-aureus-infections-in-humans

...A total of 23 of 50 pigs on 4 of 5 farms were positive for CC398. Our results, corroborated by microbiological testing, demonstrate that pigs are a source of CC398 in Denmark.

Conclusions: Transmission of CC398 from a zoonotic reservoir to humans could undermine existing MRSA control programs. The authors therefore recommend increased awareness among healthcare professionals that animals are a possible source of MRSA infection and that the potential for person-to-person spread exists.

To limit further spread, pig farmers may warrant screening and isolation on admission to hospitals as has been implemented in the Netherlands.

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The full text is on the website above pending the publication of the full report.

A blow by blow account of the attempted cover up in Britain by paid lobbyists can be followed on the newsgroup uk.business.agriculture .

The abuse stalking and defamation over many years can be tracked back to the perpetrators.

The result of this has been the loss of many human lives in Britain and probably worldwide.

The roots of the piggy form of MRSA can be traced back to the secret mutated PMWS in British pigs in 1999.

Friday, 1 August 2008

C. Diff Cover-Up

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The European Union are alarmed at the spread of a new more dangerous strain of the superbug C.Diff. - Clostridium difficile spreading across Europe with resulting human deaths.

What they don't tell you is that this form "027" is the same as is found in the United States and Canada, where it is known as "NAP1"

Both are found in pigs.

Britain, Ireland and Canada have had continuing serious C.Diff epidemics in humans in recent years. The United States is catching up fast. These countries have also had continuing epidemics of PMWS - Circoviruses in pigs for years, and in the very same areas, requiring massive quantities of antibiotics to keep the pigs alive for long enough to get them into the food chain.

MRSA is known to exist in US and Canadian hogs and in pigs in most countries in Europe.

Some quotes from reliable sources about C.Diff 027 or NAP1

"From 1999 to 2004, the bug became four times more lethal, with deathrates increasing from 5.7 per million Americans to 23.7 per millionAmericans in 2004. During one hospital outbreak in Quebec, Canada, theone-year death rate hit 17%...."

"The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) called for existing guidelines to be reviewed.It said there had been outbreaks in nine countries including Belgium,Germany, Finland, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). The strain has also been detected in Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Spain and Sweden, and in Scotland, it said. Figures released in July showed that rates of C diff among theover-65s in England rose 6% between January and March this year..."

Britain refuses to release the results of testing her pigs for either disease, no doubt because her government vets have much to hide. Cover-up?

Of course there is a cover-up and one very easily penetrated. Future generations will wonder how they got away with it for so long.

You can find much more information, including all the sources with comment, on the newsgroup uk.business.agriculture . You can reach this newsgroup through Google Groups and search the entire history of animal disease in the United Kingdom with Google's sophisticated facilities.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Pig MRSA found in Poultry

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ST398 is also found in pigs and people, not least in three Scots.

The information that people had been infected in Scotland was only released after many months had passed.

Informally it is known as "piggy MRSA."

This is the same strain that has been found recently in US pigs, not least as a result of the sterling work done by the American Gary Burkholder in persuading US academics to start taking a close interest in British pig epidemics and their consequences.

Almost alone amongst developed nations, Britain continues to refuse to release the results of testing its pigs for MRSA (or C.Diff. if they have been tested at all.)

They also refuse to release results of testing poultry for some diseases until 2010 even though they admit having the information.

Fuller information can be found by searching for related subjects on the newsgroup uk.business.agriculture using Google Groups. The archive there covers the last decade of animal disease in Britain and elsewhere and includes many reports deliberately removed from the WWW.

The original blog entry giving the matter publicity and acess to further information is here:

http://tahilla.typepad.com/mrsawatch/2008/07/pig-mrsa-found.html


Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Hospital Bug Deaths Rise - the link to pigs

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Despite the claims that there is a small decrease in MRSA cases in the UK, and whatever the truth of these, there has been a massive increase in C.Diff in humans in all the main Circivirus - PMWS pig epidemic areas, worldwide.

Pigs do carry C.Diff and the same strains are seen in humans.

We now know that the British strain "027" is the same as the North American "NAP 1"

So the Gardiner Hypothesis, that so called "superbug" epidemics are closely linked to sick pigs and follow porcine epidemics of circovirus is even clearer with C.Diff than with MRSA.

The places to watch are the UK and Ireland, Canada (especially Ontario) together will hog raising areas of the United States and also States bordering Canada.

The situation continues to get worse and the British government still refuses to release information that may well save human lives.


http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern_ireland_news.asp?id=79721

"Hospital Bug Deaths Rise

There has been an alarming rise in the number of deaths in Northern Ireland hospitals, as a result of the superbug C-difficile. New figures revealed that 86 people died from C-diff in the first seven months of this year. That's more than the 77 fatalities reported for the whole of 2007. DUP MP Sammy Wilson, who uncovered the statistics in an Assembly question, described them as atrocious and urged the public to be vigilant. He said there were 63 C-diff deaths in 2006, and 35 in 2005, according to death certificate records."

The British government has little option but to release the results of testing the pigs for MRSA and C.Diff.

More on this and the constant stream of British animal and human epidemics can be found on the newsgroup uk.business.agriculture. This is fully searchable from Google Groups.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

The Price of Pork


This is a very important article coming as it does from superbug ravaged Quebec.

The poor health status of the pigs is acknowledged

"In the past two years, swine viruses decimated herds. "


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"For example, raising animals in close proximity increases the risk of illnesses like porcine circovirus, which ravaged Quebec herds in 2006-07."

But no connection is made between the Circovirus - PMWS epidemics in pigs and the MRSA - C.Diff epidemics in the area's hospitals.

Have the Quebec people missed the connection?

No, Guelph University have already made and published it.

MRSA in pigs, people and pork, as did the Dutch four years ago.

The pressure is on not to publish the implications in Britain and in Canada for more or less the same reasons.

The Americans with their seventh cavalry of genuine free speech are just over the hill and closing fast.


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Fertile ground: The price of pork Marian Scott Montreal Gazette Friday, July 25, 2008

Hog farmer Jean-Paul Roulin with pigs, at his farm in St. Urbain dePremier, Tuesday July 15/08.
The 11 one-day-old piglets suck hungrily, their pink skin almost transparent, as the sow grunts rhythmically...

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More information on the newsgroup uk.business.agriculture. A living archive of Britain's animal and human health epidemics fully searchable on Google Groups.

The full original article can be accessed on

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/story.html?id=bf31723d-77d6-42b1-9eb2-8aec82c6f7c2

Friday, 25 July 2008

Canada - BSE - Live movements - yet again

This story really illustrates perfectly the damage that Britain's corrupt State Veterinary Service has done to the world.

It is obvious to an outsider that most animal disease is travelling the world in live movements.

Britain seems to make a hobby of moving live amimals in out and roundabout for the enrichment of the veterinary industry.

So, when they get trouble, which they do, and of ever increasing seriousness, they lie, lie and lie again.

They went too far in covering up the spread of disease in pigs and trying to attribute the resulting chaos to imaginary illegal infected meat imports.

The trouble was, bumbling incompetents that they are, they and their camp followers did not know their stuff and went too far leaving a trail of evidence of falsification, fabrication and intimidation behind them.

So now they are too terrified to test the pigs for fear they will be held responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of humans, here there, everywhere.

They will be. They might as well get on and test the pigs for MRSA and tell us the worst.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/health/chi-madcow23jul23,0,6081378.story

Audit says USDA lost track of imported cattle

Canada has reported 13 cases of mad cowBy Stephen J. Hedges Washington Bureau 2:07 AM CDT, July 23, 2008 WASHINGTON -

Despite persistent fears of mad cow disease in Canadian beef, the Department of Agriculture has failed to properly trackhundreds of Canadian cattle coming into the United States, the department's inspector general has concluded.

An audit, completed in March but only recently made public, said that some of the imported cattle did not have proper identification or health records despite federal regulations requiring them....

More information on the newsgroup uk.business.agriculture. A living archive of Britain's animal and human health epidemics fully searchable on Google Groups

Thursday, 24 July 2008

MRSA - C.Diff - Insurance and Claims

It is difficult to bring negligence claims against the hospitals for the reasons stated, especially when the government withheld relevant information from them (superbugs in pigs and pig farmers).

But the fact that MRSA and C.Diff may have been hidden up in British pigs is entirely different. Well worth grouping together and launching a class action.

If they were hidden up or if (as seems the only logical alternative)the pigs were never tested, then there is a clear case and whistle-blowers will emerge.

The lawyers won't miss it.

The figures for the increase in C.Diff in Britain are simply horrifying.

For the full story: uk.business.agriculture

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

uk.business.agriculture

uk.business.agriculture, a Usenet newsgroup, is an invaluable resource detailing and recording Britain's animal health epidemics for almost a decade: a searchable blog before blogs were created.

Although it was created by accident, it's value is very real.

It is all there from Mad Cow (BSE) to Swine Fever (CSF) and Foot and Mouth (FMD) through to Avian Flu and Bovine TB.

The rows and scallywaggery, and a blow by blow account of paid lobbyists trying to misuse the Usenet is all recorded

...including the sinister hidden pig epidemic given many names: Circovirus, PMWS, PDNS and more.

The invasion of the hospitals by MRSA and C.Diff is charted and information about the true and suspected sources is given.

Much of the material has been removed from the WWW and is only available on uk.business.agriculture