Invasive infection with Streptococcus iniae--Ontario, 1995-1996.

  title={Invasive infection with Streptococcus iniae--Ontario, 1995-1996.},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  volume={45 30},
During December 1995-February 1996, four cases of a bacteremic illness (three accompanied by cellulitis and the fourth with infective endocarditis, meningitis, and probable septic arthritis) were identified among patients at a hospital in Ontario. Streptococcus iniae, a fish pathogen not previously reported as a cause of illness in humans, was isolated from all four patients. All four patients were of Chinese descent had a history of preparing fresh, whole fish; three patients for whom… CONTINUE READING