E.Coli up 25 percent, Norovirus up 160 percent
- From: Pat Gardiner <pat.gardiner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:18:57 +0100
Pat's Note: You notice any mention of pigs is missing, as usual.
For occasional readers, I have long made a geographical connection
with zoonotic disease and the Grampian region - an intensive pig
rearing area with sick pigs for the last decade
And yes, you have guessed "the little-known bug Astrovirus" is
apparently zoonotic and shared with pigs.
Scotland is the world centre for E.Coli.
25% rise in Scots E coli cases revealed as norovirus jumps too
Published Date: 19 August 2010
By Lyndsay Moss
THE number of cases of the potentially deadly infection E coli 0157
have increased by 25 per cent this year, Scottish figures reveal.
Statistics from Health Protection Scotland (HPS) showed there were 146
reports of the bug in the first 32 weeks of 2010, up a quarter from
117 during the same period last year. The figures also showed a rise
in other stomach infections, with the vomiting bug norovirus up 160
per cent following a rise in cases during the winter.
The little-known bug astrovirus, which has similar symptoms to
norovirus, also saw cases far rise from four in 2009 to 47 so far this
Release and independently audit the results of testing British pigs
for MRSA and C.Diff now!
www.go-self-sufficient.com and http://animal-epidemics.blogspot.com/