8 Jan 2013

Streptococcus suis Meningitis in Swine Worker, Minnesota, USA (Emerg Infect Dis., abstract, edited)

[Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Extract, edited.]

Letter

Streptococcus suis Meningitis in Swine Worker, Minnesota, USA

 

To the Editor:

Streptococcus suis is a major bacterial pathogen in swine worldwide. Disease caused by this bacteria is zoonotic. Historically, cases in humans have occurred sporadically, mostly in Asia (1,2). However, an outbreak in China involved 215 human cases and 39 deaths (3). Only 3 human cases of S. suis disease were documented in the United States before 2011: 2 domestically acquired cases in New York and Hawaii, and 1 case in a person in California who was probably exposed in the Philippines (4). We describe a case of S. suis disease in a swine worker in Minnesota, USA.

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