Ingrid, you seem a little shrill lately, everything OK?
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Growing Link between MRSA
Infections and Pigs
The new generation of resistant infections is almost impossible to treat.
And then, this one which has elements for conspiracy theorists
everywhere. A tedious but satisfying read.
The A H1N1 Pandemic: Pig to Human Transmission of the Swine Flu?
Scientific Evidence of Pig to Human Transmission
A recent authoritative study by the John Hopkins School of Public Health
on Industrial Farm Animal Production (IFAP) refutes the statements of
the WHO. It confirms that IFAP hog farms are not only the source of
contamination of surrounding groundwater but also of the spread of novel
viruses including swine flu (See Pew Commission on Industrial Farm
Animal Production, Pew Foundation and Bloomberg and John Hopkins School
of Public Health, Putting Meat on the Table Industrial Farm Animal
Production in Americas, see also Washington Post, May 9 2009).
These viruses can be transmitted from pigs to humans and then "from
person to person in a community setting and well beyond." (Ibid) The
transmission can also occur in the food chain. The virus contaminates
the meat which is then consumed:
"An infectious agent that originates at an IFAP facility may persist
through meat processing and contaminate consumer food animal products,
resulting in a serious disease outbreak far from the ifap facility"
(See Putting Meat on the Table Industrial Farm Animal Production in
Americas, p. 11.)
"For the first time in the history of the world, every human being
Lemme add to this article (thanks for your link). I'm sure Steve is
looking in, as this is for him also (wait a minute! I *assume* Steve
is a he, but can I be sure? Can't recall any gender
identifiers....hmmm...apologies for any erroneous assumptions,
Anyway, I digress and wax idiotic in the eyes of some........here's
Charlene, back to the garden........
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