Epidemiological relationship of human and swine Streptococcus suis isolates.

  title={Epidemiological relationship of human and swine Streptococcus suis isolates.},
  author={Carmen Tarradas and Inma Luque and Dami{\'a}n de Andr{\'e}s and Y E Abdel-Aziz Shahein and Patricia Pons and F. Gonzalez and Carmen Borge and Anselmo Perea},
  journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. B, Infectious diseases and veterinary public health},
  volume={48 5},
Two cases of meningitis due to Streptococcus suis in humans are reported here. A butcher and an abattoir worker were referred to a health centre in Castellón (Spain) with fever and symptoms of meningitis. After adequate treatment, a slight hipoacusia persisted as sequelae in both cases. Colonies of S. suis group R, serotype 2 and phenotype MRP+EF+ were isolated from cerebroespinal fluid. Epidemiological studies showed that both workers had in common the handling of pork meat of slaughtered… CONTINUE READING