Preventing Streptococcus suis in pigs around the world

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Preventing Streptococcus suis in pigs around the world

Streptococcus suis is a bacterium causing infections, causing major economic losses to the pig production industry worldwide. Human infections are rare but have increased significantly in the past years. The disease one of the main reasons to prescribe antibiotics to the herd. Thus, prevention of S. suis infections will help prevent spread of resistance to antibiotics also used in human healthcare.