Occupational exposure to Streptococcus suis among US swine workers

Tara C. Smith, Ana W. Capuano, Brenda Boese, Kendall P. Myers, Gregory C. Gray

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Despite numerous cases of human infection with Streptococcus suis worldwide, human disease is rarely diagnosed in North America. We studied 73 swine-exposed and 67 non-swine-exposed US adults for antibodies to S. suis serotype 2. Serologic data suggest that human infection with S. suis occurs more frequently than currently documented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1925-1927
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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