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A New Strain of Drug-Resistant Staph Infection Found in U.S. Pigs


Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, Staph Infection, USA, Pigs, Drug Resistant, safety, risks, research, study, warning, ST398 strain, methicillin-resistant, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA )

Scarlett
- 2034 days ago - sciam.com
A strain of drug-resistant staph identified in pigs in the Netherlands five years ago, which accounts for nearly one third of all staph in humans there, has been found in the U.S. for the first time, according to a new study.



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Good H. (3827)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 5:12 pm
No surprise here...

The number of drug resistant infections keeps increasing in humans, and will eventually start killing people outright in a few days, as the bugs get stronger and stronger...

Manmade antibiotics cause more problems than they solve, especially when fed to animals on large scale factory animal farms
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 7:45 pm
Who is stupid enough to still be eating bacon, bologna sandwiches, pork chops?

Even after you know what they are injecting these animals with, what they are feeding these animals, how they are keeping these animals in crowded pens?

Why would you eat anything and why would you put anything in your body that has undergone stress, fear, murder....?
 

Meagan Ashmore (0)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 6:58 pm
Read The Omnivores Dilemma before you start calling people such "stressful" words as "stupid"...to each his/her own, i suppose
 

Scarlett Robin (38)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 7:13 pm
Actually I have read that book Meagan, it's full of incorrect data and excuses.

And no one called anyone "stressful"; the poor animals who are slaughtered go through a lot of stress. You'd have to be blind to the facts to not realize at least that much.
 

Deborah A. N. (36)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 7:31 pm
this will be a plus for the pigs.. maybe everyone will be scared from this & stop eating pork.. wished the rest of the meat aniamls that humans eat would have this wrong.. everyone would go Veggie.. but I wonder what will happen to the over population of these animals... in the wild.. deer & others get killed by others that kill them & keep the population down.. but wonder what happens to what the humans have,,, we'd have an awful lot of pigs & whatnot.. they would have to have something done to them .. i am just wondering here.. but I am glad that the animals are starting to have some harm in them to get the humans scared of eating them..
 

nurith k. (93)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 7:35 pm
how many pigs had to suffer or die for this??? scientists must be forbidden to touch any living creature with their cruel hands and their barbaric minds!!!
 
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