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MRSA: ACT II

Posted by feww on December 29, 2007

NEW NT-MRSA Strains

The Emerging Infectious Diseases of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered a new strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is responsible to more than 20 percent of all human MRSA infections in the Netherlands.

“Persons working or living in close contact with pigs or cows are at increased risk of becoming colonized and infected with MRSA. Infections can be severe, as is indicated by the hospital admission rate.”

According to other research MRSA was also prevalent in Canadian pigs and pig farmers. Full report

Related link: Should We Be Afraid of MRSA?

2 Responses to “MRSA: ACT II”

  1. […] MRSA: ACT II […]

  2. LzGT said

    Chicken manure

    Chicken manure, which is about 10 times cheaper than alfalfa, is considered as an acceptable source of protein in cattle feed (it’s reportedly safe if the manure is heated to kill the bacteria, however, this precaution is often ignored). Coprophagy, or feeding on manure is, of course, nothing new; however, given the exponentially increasing intensity of factory farming, it is only a matter of time before another BSE-type deadly outbreak of prion disease(s) in the livestock/human food chain would lead to a major disaster.

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