Basic information on S.suis

  1. one of the most preva­lent pathogens in swine caus­ing a range of dis­ease syn­dromes includ­ing arthri­tis (关节炎), menin­gi­tis (脑膜炎), pneu­mo­nia (肺炎), sep­ticemia (败血症) and endo­cardi­tis (心内膜炎), etc. [1]
  2. an zoonotic agent able to induce menin­gi­tis, endo­cardi­tis, and strep­to­coc­cal tox­ic shock-like syn­drome in humans. [1]
  3. Thir­ty three S. Suis serotypes iden­ti­fied on the basis of anti­genic dif­fer­ences in their CPS (Cap­sule Poly­sacharides). [1]
  4. S. suis 2 main­ly infects peo­ple who have direct con­tact with car­ri­er pigs, sick pigs, or raw pork via wounds on the skin, or the mucosa of the mouth, or nasal cav­i­ty. [1]
  5. 1642 cas­es of S. suis human infec­tion had been report­ed world­wide until Dec. 31, 2013. [1]

[1]. Zhang, Y., Ding, D., Liu, M., Yang, X., Zong, B., Wang, X., Chen, H., Bei, W., and Tan, C. (2016). Effect of the gly­co­syl­trans­feras­es on the cap­su­lar poly­sac­cha­ride syn­the­sis of Strep­to­coc­cus suis serotype 2. Micro­bi­o­log­i­cal research.

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