Superbug-infected pigs get into Britain unchecked, contaminate food chain

Superbug-infected pigs get into Britain unchecked, contaminate food chain
 

Pigs infected with the superbug MRSA can be freely imported into the UK due to regulatory loopholes.
An investigation has established that there is no mandatory screening for live breeding pigs leaving Denmark - where MRSA is rife throughout the country's herd - and entering the UK.
Experts are warning that if no action is taken, the UK's pig herd could rapidly become infected. Such an epidemic could have a serious impact on human health, according to leading Danish microbiologist and MRSA expert, Professor Hans Jørn Kolmos.
Thousands of people have contracted the livestock-associated... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 52
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