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Document ID (ISN)66036
CIS number 96-366
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bartelink A.K.M., van Kregten E.
Title Streptococcus suis as threat to pig-farmers and abattoir workers
Bibliographic information 23/30 Dec. 1995, Vol.346, No.8991/8992, p.1707. 4 ref.
Internet access 96-0366.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; slaughtering; streptococcal infections; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) case study; bacteraemia, septicaemia; swine
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Livestock rearing
Bacterial and parasitic diseases