Population-Based Study of Streptococcus suis Infection in Humans in Phayao Province in Northern Thailand

@article{Takeuchi2012PopulationBasedSO,
  title={Population-Based Study of Streptococcus suis Infection in Humans in Phayao Province in Northern Thailand},
  author={Dan Takeuchi and Anusak Kerdsin and Anupong Pienpringam and Phacharaphan Loetthong and Sutit Samerchea and P Luangsuk and Kasean Khamisara and Nithita Wongwan and Prasanee Areeratana and P. Chiranairadul and Suwat Lertchayanti and Sininat Petcharat and Amara Yowang and Phanupong Chaiwongsaen and Tatsuya Nakayama and Yukihiro Akeda and Shigeyuki Hamada and Pathom Sawanpanyalert and Surang Dejsirilert and Kazunori Oishi},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
Background Streptococcus suis infection in humans has received increasing worldwide recognition. Methods and Findings A prospective study of S. suis infection in humans was conducted in Phayao Province in northern Thailand to determine the incidence and the risk behaviors of the disease in this region in 2010. Thirty-one cases were confirmed. The case fatality rate was 16.1%, and the estimated incidence rate was 6.2 per 100,000 in the general population. The peak incidence occurred in May. The… Expand

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