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Antibiotikaresistente bakterier med udgangspunkt i MRSA CC398

By Nielsen Knudsen Burgdorf Pedersen Magnusson Malene Kier Peter Josephine Christoffer Gustav Theodor Miranda Turac

Abstract

Today 70% of all Danish pig herds are infected with MRSA CC398. This paper examines the problem with MRSA, posted through 2014 by the media as a national threat. It examines the reasons for the bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics, how it spreads and our proposal to a sus-tainable solution that will fight the bacteria without causing new resistant bacteria’s. This is done by first collecting theory about staphylococci (MRSA & MSSA), pig production in Denmark, how antibiotics work and how resistance occurs in bacteria. Next different per-sons with a connection to MRSA were interviewed. These persons are: scientist Rita Ander-sen Leth and Henrik Torkil Westh, veterinarian Andreas Birch and pig farmer Peter Michael Kiær. We interviewed them whether they thought it was a problem or not, if the government did enough or not, and what they think could solve the problem. Through our investigation we realized that the general citizen in Denmark do not have to be afraid of MRSA CC398. Our suggestions to fight the bacteria is in the long term to research how MRSA CC398 be-comes resistant to treatment and why it colonizes best on pigs and not humans. Next there should be developed a way to almost instantly test for the bacteria so the most effective treatment can be given. Also the farmers should more often do a washing and disinfection of the pig stables and pigs. By doing so the bacteria can be kept in the stables, kept out of the stables or even not spread at all

Topics: Antiotikaresistens
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:rudar.ruc.dk:1800/21569
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