Streptococcus suis

Pathogen, epidemiology, transmission

  • Pigs, consumption of raw Pork

  • Abattoir workers

  • SE Asia

  • Predominent cause of meningitis in a study in Vietnam; in area of high Pig density, Study in Vietnam: cause found in 27.5% of suspected cases. S.suis (9%) most common

Clinical features

  • Meningitis, septicaemia

  • Complication: hearing loss

Treatment

  • Antibiotics

  • Steroids? prevention hearing loss

References