Streptococcus suis Meningitis, United States

  title={Streptococcus suis Meningitis, United States},
  author={Gregory T. Lee and Charles Y Chiu and Barbara L. Haller and Patricia M. Denn and Christopher S. Hall and Julie Louise Gerberding},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={183 - 185}
assigned to ST28 (8). Unlike in previous reports, 80% of the human clinical isolates (16 isolates) characterized in this study were assigned to the ST27 complex. Although previous studies suggested that members of the ST27 complex may have lower potential to cause invasive diseases in swine (7), all the isolates were isolated from blood or cerebrospinal fl uid of the patients, suggesting a high degree of invasiveness (Table). Because it is unknown whether the ST27 complex is also dominant among… CONTINUE READING

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