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Streptococcus suis - the next potential swine-related outbreak?

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Public health experts worry that another potentially lethal pig-borne disease could establish itself among farmworkers in the United States.

Unlike the new swine flu virus, Streptococcus suis doesn’t pass from person to person. But it’s also more virulent, killing about one in 10 people in whom infection progresses to full-blown disease.

 
 

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