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Streptococcus suis, an important cause of adult bacterial meningitis in northern Vietnam.

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BACKGROUND: Streptococcus suis can cause severe systemic infection in adults exposed to infected pigs or after consumption of undercooked pig products. S. suis is often misdiagnosed, due to lack of awareness and improper testing. Here we report the first fifty cases diagnosed with S. suis infection in northern Viet Nam. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In 2007, diagnostics for S. suis were set up at a national hospital in Hanoi. That year there were 43 S. suis positive cerebrospinal fluid sam...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0005973

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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South East Asian Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network More from this funder
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
6
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Article: e5973
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:907ecf1f-3742-4732-a719-2ac8adb6b2b7
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34767
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pubs:34767

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