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May 30 2007

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Gunshots At Swedish Police In Stockholm – Armed Bandits Escape

MRSA(Super Infection) Spreading in Sweden 1 in 7 Clinic Staff Test Positive

Swedish Motor Cycle Gang Connected in Stolen Property Fencing Ring

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Radio Sweden 2007-05-30
Sweden launches its official embassy in the virtual online world, Second Life. Radio Sweden was there.. And while the country makes headlines in the virtual world – how is it doing internationally? To make sure that Swedes aren`t left behind as globalisation changes everyday life, the government has appointed a new council. But there are risks….Also, an alarming report indicates that women with disabilities are one of the most highly victimised groups in Swedish society.



BREAKPOINT with Chuck Colson – 2007-05-30


Same-Sex ‘Marriage’: Judicial Activism Knows No Borders
Three years ago, Fred Davie and Michael Adams were “married” in Lowell, Massachusetts, following that state’s Goodrich decision, which created a right to same-sex “marriage.” But that didn’t settle the matter for Davie and Adams.


Daily Commentary  

Daily Commentary – 2007-05-30

Aikman: The Irresponsible (Former) President
Whatever happened to Jimmy Carter? For decades, he was building homes for poor people with Habitat for Humanity, and campaigning against dangerous tropical diseases.



The Cato Institute


Chavez Clamps Down on Caracas
featuring Gustavo Coronel


Africa’s Zimbabwe Problem

by Brett D. Schaefer and Marian L. Tupy

Brett D. Schaefer is Jay Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, a division of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation and Marian L. Tupy is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.

Zimbabwe was recently elected to chair the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), to the dismay of human-rights groups and nations, like the United States, that would like the United Nations to take its responsibilities seriously. This election is more than a travesty; it is a cruel demonstration of disregard for the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe on the part of the U.N. and those African countries that helped Zimbabwe to the chairmanship.

Dennis Prager  

Dennis Prager – 2007-05-30




Where’s Inga?
Prager H1: Miss Sweden was AWOL for the Miss Universe contest. She withdrew because she found the swimsuit competition degrading. What’s degrading about it? And didn’t they know there was going to be a swimsuit contest? Kim Jong Il’s health may be failing. He should drop dead… Bashar Assad wins another squeaker in this week’s Syrian election…


Hillary’s Soft Socialism
Prager H2: Her Left-leaning agenda emerges in a speech she gave in New Hampshire yesterday. Her theme: fairness trumps freedom. The further you move Left, the further the government intrudes in your life. As soon as the government gets into the fairness business, you guarantee mediocrity.


Atomic Bazaar
Prager H3: Dennis talks to William Langewiesche, International Correspondent for Vanity Fair and author of The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor.



Hugh Hewitt – 2007-05-30


Hugh Hewitt’s Blog


amar Jacoby
Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh returns to the immigration bill with the Manhattan Institute’s Tamar Jacoby, who is one of the more articulate proponents of the immigration bill.


Stephen Hayes, Mike Allen
Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh gets to the bottom of the news that Fred Thompson is poised to enter the presidential field with the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes, and The Politico’s Mike Allen.



Bill Bennett – 2007-05-30

Bush vs. Base on Immigration
Bill Bennett finds out what the country thinks concerning President Bush, and his push for Immigration Reform, with Heather Mac Donald, John M. Olin Fellow: The Manhattan Institute.



Mike Gallagher – 2007-05-30


Sen. James Inhofe
The Oklahoma senator spoke about his effort to make English the official language in the United States.


Mike Medved  

Michael Medved – 2007-05-30




Conspiracy Day
Medved H1: Medved opens the phone lines to listeners who want to expose our nation’s conspiracies, including 9/11 and religious conspiracies that want to take over the U.S.



JaySekulow – 2007-05-30


Jay Sekulow Live

To Armed Forces: Don’t Give In
At the ACLJ, we’re encouraging the Armed Forces to stand firm and don’t give in to intimidation tactics used by some groups to keep the military from participating in patriotic celebrations that involve Christian groups.




Brit Hume‘s Political Grapevine


Special Report



Neil’s Common Sense – 2007-05-30

Neil Cavuto




John Gibson’s My Word



War On Christmas




Bill O’Reilly’s latest Talking Points Memo – 2007-05-30



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MRSA(Super Infection) Spreading in Sweden 1 in 7 Clinic Staff Test Positive

MRSA(Super Infection) Spreading in Sweden 1 in 7 Clinic Staff Test Positive

MRSA can cause urinary tract infections, pneumonia, toxic shock syndrome, and even death. The drug resistant bacterial infections can be readily be passed from animals to humans. Last fall Swedish authorities cited the first case in a dog in Stockholm but other cases have been found. Sweden’s Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt – SVA has described the development as a public health problem.

The new report by Sweden’s National Veterinary Institute seems to be informational purposes and not to scare the Swedish public of a health Crisis. The actual infections found are in animals and so far there has been no information on human infections. Read on and learn a bit about MRSA and it’s transfer to Veterinary workers.


What is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotic methicillin. Staphylococcus aureus, sometimes referred to simply as “staph,” or “staph A” is a common bacterium found on the skin of healthy people. If staph gets into the body it can cause a minor infection such as boils or pimples or serious infections such as pneumonia or blood infections.

One antibiotic commonly used to treat staph infections is methicillin. While methicillin is very effective in treating most staph infections, some staph bacteria have developed a resistance to methicillin and can no longer be killed by this antibiotic. The resistant bacteria are called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or MRSA.


Recent tests at Bagarmossen Regional Veterinary Clinic revealed that 13 out of 71 staff members were infected with the same strain of the MRSA bacteria as the dogs. MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics and can be difficult to treat there are a few antibiotics that can cure MRSA infections. Patients that are only colonized with MRSA usually do not require treatment. It appears from the report that the staff members are not infected but colonized with the MRSA bacteria. Healthy persons can carry the MRSA bacteria in their nose or on their skin for weeks or even years. Healthy people can sometimes effectively clear MRSA from their bodies even in the absence of any kind of treatment, however, unless completely cleared the bacteria can return, especially if the individual undergoes antibiotic therapy.

“we have not been able to isolate the source of the infection, so we don’t know how it has spread either when it comes to the staff or the dogs” Margareta Wellander, Veterinarian

  The deadly hospital superbug MRSA has spread to pets, experts warned last night. Now scientists believe that the bug, which kills 5,000 NHS patients every year, could become just as widespread in veterinary clinics.



An expert at the Royal Veterinary College called for urgent action to alert vets and pet owners to the danger. Professor David Lloyd said: ‘Vets may not be looking out for MRSA, and more and more infected animals are being referred to us.‘If we’re not careful, veterinary hospitals will become as badly affected as NHS hospitals. There must be more research.’

The risk of infection between animals and humans is slim, but a sick pet is more likely to contract MRSA from a human than vice versa. Scores of pets have been hit by MRSA but only one, a ten-year-old pedigree Samoyed dog, is known to have died. The animal, called Bella, suffered blood poisoning, pneumonia and organ failure caused by MRSA after an operation on a hind leg.

Bella’s owner, actress Jill Moss, 34, said last night: ‘It has been a terrible experience. Bella was my companion for more than eight years. She was a real personality and my best friend. I lost my partner in a plane crash four years ago and Bella and I were inseparable.

‘In July she ruptured a cruciate ligament while chasing a squirrel. Fixing the problem is a routine operation — a lot of footballers have it – but the wound became infected. ‘I kept getting conflicting opinions about what was wrong with her and she was given various drugs. By the time they identified MRSA, it was too late.

‘Having her put to sleep was the hardest decision of my life, but she was in agony. By that stage, veterinary nurses didn’t want to treat her because they were scared of becoming infected.’

Bella died in August and Miss Moss who has appeared in TV shows including The Bill, Birds Of A Feather and EastEnders, has created a website warning other pet owners to be on their guard. She added: ‘Vets aren’t waking up fast enough to the possibility of animal infections like this. I can’t bring back Bella but I can warn other owners.’

Sixty years ago, most post-operative infections in humans could be controlled by antibiotics, but bugs have evolved to become resistant to methicillin, the synthetic form of penicillin. The staphylococcus aureus bacteria that causes MRSA is harmless to healthy people — it is carried by many in the nose and armpits but it can prove fatal for those with a weakened immune system, such as the sick and the elderly.

Dogs and cats do not commonly carry the bacteria, making it harder for them to pick up MRSA. Dr Alistair Gibson, of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, said last night: ‘There is little risk of MRSA spreading from pets to humans if owners take common-sense hygiene precautions.’

MRSA usually infects hospital patients who are elderly or very ill. You may be at more risk if you have had frequent, long-term, or intensive use of antibiotics. Intravenous drug users and persons with long-term illnesses or who are immuno-suppressed are also at increased risk.The infection can develop in an open wound such as a bedsore or when there is a tube such as a urinary catheter that enters the body. MRSA rarely infects healthy people.

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus produces symptoms no different from any other type of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The skin will appear red and inflamed around wound sites. Symptoms in serious cases may include fever, lethargy, and headache.




MRSA can be present in the nose, on the skin, or in the blood or urine. MRSA can spread among other patients who are usually very ill with weakened immune systems that cannot fight off the infection. MRSA is usually spread through physical contact–not through the air. It is usually spread in hospitals on people’s hands. Healthcare workers hands may become contaminated by contact with patients, or surfaces in the workplace, and medical devices that are contaminated with body fluids containing MRSA.

Healthy people, including children are at very low risk of contracting MRSA. Casual contact with those persons infected such as hugging is okay, however, hands should be washed before leaving the patient’s hospital room or home. Persons should use gloves, however, before handling any body fluids of infected persons, and remove the gloves and wash the hands before leaving the infected person’s room or home. Before an infected person leaves the hospital ask the nurse or doctor what precautions they recommend be taken at home. In general, follow good hygiene practices.

How is the transmission of MRSA prevented?The prevention of MRSA infections is based upon standard infection control precautions including:Hand WashingWash hands immediately after gloves are removed, between patient contacts and between tasks and procedures.GlovingWear gloves when touching blood, body fluids and contaminated items. Remove gloves between patient contacts and wash hands immediately.Masking

Wear a mask and face shield during procedures that are likely to generate splashes or droplets of blood and body fluids.


Wear a gown during procedures that are likely to generate splashes or droplets of blood and body fluids.

Patient Care Equipment

Appropriate cleaning, disinfections and sterilization of patient care equipment are important in limiting the transmission of organisms.

Handling of Laundry

Handle, transport, and process used linen soiled with blood or body fluids in a manner that prevents skin exposure, contamination of clothing and transfer of microorganisms to other patients.

Ny antibiotikarapport från SVA

Användningen av antibiotika för djur, och antibiotikaresistens hos bakterier från djur, undersöks och rapporteras årligen av SVA. Rapporten SVARM 2006 (Svensk Veterinär Antibiotikaresistens-Monitorering) visar att 2006 var ett händelserikt år.

Mest uppseendeväckande i rapporten är att meticillinresistens hos stafylokocker (MRSA och MRSI) från djur påvisats för första gången i Sverige. Förekomst av stafylokocker med denna resistens hos djur har betydelse för såväl djur- som folkhälsa. Bakterierna har ännu bara isolerats från sällskapsdjur. I en undersökning av 100 svinbesättningar hittades inte MRSA.

– För att kunna motverka spridning av meticillinresistenta stafylokocker är det viktigt att fallen påvisas tidigt. Bakteriologisk odling, inkluderande konfirmering av resistenstypen, från misstänkta fall är därför av största vikt, säger Anders Franklin, chef vid Avdelningen för antibiotika vid SVA.

Rapporten visar att den totala användningen av antibiotika till djur minskat under 90-talet och totalsiffrorna är nu stabila. Användningen av antibiotika till hundar har däremot ökat och utgör 13 procent av den totala förskrivningen. Den höga och ökande användningen av antibiotika med brett spektrum till hundar är oroande.

I ett internationellt perspektiv är resistensläget i Sverige trots allt fördelaktigt. Andelen antibiotikaresistenta bakterier hos svenska djur är liten. Till exempel är resistenta salmonellabakterier, som kan spridas till människa, ovanliga.

– Överlag har den svenska strategin för att motverka resistens varit framgångsrik. Men läget kan snabbt förändras, vilket fynden av MRSA och MRSI visar. Det är viktigt att bromsa utvecklingen i tid, säger Anders Franklin.
Kontaktpersoner: Anders Franklin 018-67 42 69; Christina Greko 018-67 43 37; Björn Bengtsson 018-67 44 37 Avdelningen för Antibiotika


Kontakta SVA Senast uppdaterad 2007-05-29

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