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Slaughterhouse pigs are a major reservoir of Streptococcus suis serotype 2 capable of causing human infection in Southern Vietnam

Abstract:

Streptococcus suis is a pathogen of major economic significance to the swine industry and is increasingly recognized as an emerging zoonotic agent in Asia. In Vietnam, S. suis is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in adult humans. Zoonotic transmission is most frequently associated with serotype 2 strains and occupational exposure to pigs or consumption of infected pork. To gain insight into the role of pigs for human consumption as a reservoir for zoonotic infection in southern Vietna...

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Journal:
PLoS ONE
Volume:
6
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2011-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:ed8d41ab-fda4-45b8-9747-92f352420ad0
Source identifiers:
170399
Local pid:
pubs:170399
Language:
English

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