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Pig disease affecting humans

Streptococcus suis is a bacterial infection transmitted by pigs and has caused the latest spate of zoonotic infection in China and Hong Kong. Infected patients present with fever, generalised pain, meningitis, toxic shock, subcutaneous hemorrhages, and fatalities are high. Treatment is with antibiotics in a hospital setting and authorities have banned the export of pigs from affected areas.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Standard

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  • Fever
  • Generalised pain
  • Subcutaneous hemorrhages

Article Source Details

About: Pig disease affecting humans

Date: 22 August 2005

Source: The Standard

Author: Andrea Chiu

URL: http://www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/Metro/GH22Ak01.html

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