Search This Blog

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Macao reports first case of human infection with streptococcus suis this year

Via Xinhua :

" Macao's Health Bureau has confirmed one case of human infection with streptococcus suis, and this is the first such case found in Macao this year, the Macao Post Daily reported Thursday.

The report quoted Macao's Health Bureau as saying that the patient, a 60-year-old Hong Kong male, who has retired and has been living in Macao for a long time, developed fever and convulsion on early October and was admitted into a local hospital on October 7. Based on the results of lab test and the patient's symptoms, the case was listed Wednesday as confirmed human infection with streptococcus suis, the Bureau said.

Streptococcus suis is a peanut-shaped, Gram-positive bacterium, and an important pathogen of pigs. It is also a zoonotic disease, capable of transmission to humans from pigs."

No comments:

Post a Comment