Between 6,000 and 12,000 Danes who have never been near a pig farm could be infected with porcine MRSA without knowing it.
Porcine MRSA can be deadly for those already suffering from a disease or who have weakened immune systems. Researchers fear that more deaths from the disease are inevitable.
“It is naive to imagine otherwise,” Henrik Westh, the head the Region Hovedstaden MRSA research centre, told Politiken. “It is simple mathematics.”