Occupational exposure to Streptococcus suis among US swine workers

  • Smith T
  • Capuano A
  • Boese B
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Abstract

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.

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