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Title: Case report: two human Streptococcus suis infections in Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia
Authors: Rajahram, Giri Shan
Hameed, Ahneez Abdul
Menon, Jayaram
William, Timothy
Tambyah, Paul Anantharajah
Yeo, Tsin Wen
Keywords: Streptococcus suis
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Rajahram, G. S., Hameed, A. A., Menon, J., William, T., Tambyah, P. A., & Yeo, T. W. (2017). Case report: two human Streptococcus suis infections in Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17, 188-.
Series/Report no.: BMC Infectious Diseases
Abstract: Background: Streptococcus Suis (S.suis) is increasingly being recognised as a potentially preventable emerging zoonotic infection in humans with a global distribution. It is a major cause of meningitis especially among those in contact with pigs and has also been associated with a toxic shock syndrome. Case presentations: We report the first two human cases from Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia which expands the global reach of this important pathogen. Here, we illustrate their epidemiological risk factors, clinical presentation and resulting sequelae of both patients. Conclusion: The continued public health threat of zoonotic infections such as S.suis, highlights the need for accurate epidemiological surveillance, regulation of pig farming, slaughtering and continued advocacy of best practices for pork preparation and consumption.
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-017-2294-z
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s). Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
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