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Two cases of Streptococcus suis endocarditis in Australian piggery workers

Karina J Kennedy, Assad A Jadeer, Chong W Ong, Sanjaya N Senanayake and Peter J Collignon
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (7): 413.
Published online: 6 October 2008

To the Editor: Streptococcus suis is an emerging zoonosis in humans and a common pathogen in Australian pigs.1 However, only two cases of human infection have previously been reported in Australia.2,3 We recently treated two Australian piggery workers, from the same town in New South Wales, for S. suis endocarditis.

  • Karina J Kennedy
  • Assad A Jadeer
  • Chong W Ong
  • Sanjaya N Senanayake
  • Peter J Collignon

  • Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.

Correspondence: karina.kennedy@act.gov.au

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