Streptococcus suis meningitis: First case reported in Quebec

Sophie Michaud, Raymond Duperval, Robert Higgins

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Very few Streptococcus suis infections in humans have been reported in Canada, although the condition is frequent in pigs. Meningitis, often accompanied by severe hearing loss, is the most common clinical manifestation. The disease is an occupational illness affecting persons in contact with pigs and may be underdiagnosed because of misidentification of the responsible bacterium. Since Quebec is the leading province for swine production in Canada, physicians and microbiologists should be aware of this infection, especially when a streptococcal meningitis is diagnosed in swine workers. The first case of S suis type 2 meningitis reported in Quebec is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Streptococcus suis
  • swine workers meningitis
  • zoonosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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