|Document ID (ISN)||66036|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Bartelink A.K.M., van Kregten E.
||Streptococcus suis as threat to pig-farmers and abattoir workers
||23/30 Dec. 1995, Vol.346, No.8991/8992, p.1707. 4 ref.
||This communication briefly reports two cases of septic shock following infection with Streptococcus suis in man: an abattoir worker who died following the infection, and a pig farmer who suffered multiple organ failure and recovered after intensive therapy. Human beings usually develop meningitis following S. suis infection. Septic shock is rare but commonly fatal; early recognition in pig farmers and abattoir workers is essential.
||livestock rearing; slaughtering; streptococcal infections; zoonoses
||case study; bacteraemia, septicaemia; swine
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases