The discovery of new antibiotic resistant superbug strain in British Cows has set off alarm bells about the use of antibiotics on New Zealand farms. The researchers have said that it is for the first time that any strain of MSRA has been found in farm animals in Britain and is also expected to be spread to humans.
Following the discovery of superbug strain in British cows, the immense pressure is mounting on both the countries to take necessary action to change the farm practices so that the strain may not get transferred to the humans. The discovery of the drug resistant superbug was found in the contaminated milk that later raised concern for the use of antibiotics posing a health risk to the general population.
The scientists while emphasizing that the general public is not at the risk, say that the strain has been found in the limited number of cows and their milk and is known to have infected 27 people in UK and 24 in Denmark, which all has been considered and worked upon so that no more cases for recent infection are reported.
Although the scientists have said the general public is not at the risk but the data shows that the cases of infection have increased in number while in 2008 there were only two confirmed cases in the UK, which has now increased to 27.