MRSA inom grisproduktion: En jämförelse mellan Danmark, Sverige och Tyskland angående antibiotikaanvändning, lagstiftning och smittskyddsrutiner
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
MRSA is a bacteria that is known to cause a wide range of different infections in humans, some more severe than others. In recent years different strains of the bacteria, mainly the MRSA CC398, has been found in many pig farming operations across Europe. Most of Sweden’s pork imports come from Denmark and Germany and the estimation of the prevalence of MRSA in pig farms throughout both countries are more than 50 percent. For this study Sweden were chosen due to the fact that no pigs have been found to carry the infection in this country. The purpose of this study was to find out if legislation and use of antibiotics in each of the countries somehow influence the spreading of the infection, but also to investigate how MRSA transmits between different individuals. The study is split in two parts, namely a literature review and a small survey that were sent to Swedish pig producers. The survey showed that disease protection is important and that 67 percent of the pig producers that answered are worried that MRSA might come to Sweden. From the comparison of the legislation no real conclusion could be made, but antibiotic group treatments of pigs can be linked to an increased incidence of MRSA in pig farms.
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2015. , 37 p.
MRSA, gris, antibiotika, smittskydd, lagstiftning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-28622OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-28622DiVA: diva2:822861
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