Navigation Links
Pig Bacterium (Streptococcus suis) Kills 24 In China

The disease is believed to be caused by Streptococcus suis and the first case was reported in June// 2005 in Sichuan province of China. The infected persons were mostly farmers and butchers, who handled infected pigs or people who handled the contaminated pork products. According to investigations in China, the infected pigs are thought to have come from up to 300 different farms, which were then spread across 70 areas in and around the two cities of Ziyang and Neijiang. No cases have been reported outside these areas. Till now no person to person transmission was reported. The death doll from this rare disease has killed 24 people in southwest china with more than 117 people feared infected.

Chinese health officials report that the disease is caused by known bacteria from pigs, though the size and virulence of the outbreak has baffled the World Health Organization. "It's never occurred in an outbreak this big before," WHO spokesman Bob Dietz told AFP. "We're accustomed to seeing only one or two cases. We're not accustomed to this large number of people getting infected. And we don't understand why that is." The first recorded human case of S. suis was in Denmark in 1968. Only 200 cases have been reported since then, excluding the current outbreak. Symptoms of the disease include high fever, nausea, vomiting and hemorrhage.

The high mortality rate is worrying – nearly one third confirmed cases have since died. Sichuan is China’s second largest pork producing province. All 469 infected pigs have been buried and pork exports have been suspended from the areas involved. The Chinese Health Ministry is urging people not to process or slaughter infected animals in an effort to contain the spread.

(Source: The New Scientist)

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vision Loss in Elderly Caused By Combined Effect of Genes and Bacterium
2. Streptococcus Bacterium Enzyme Identified
3. Bacterium Overtook Patients At Brisbane Women’s Hospita
4. Cell-Wall Carbohydrate in Anthrax Bacterium Holds Promise for New Vaccines
5. Clues Found On How Deadly Bacterium Gains Foothold
6. Bacterium Could Treat PCBs Without the Need for Dredging
7. Exposure to a Soil Bacterium can Boost Happiness
8. Exposure to a Soil Bacterium can Boost Happiness
9. Fear Of Dengue Epidemic Looms Large: Fever Kills Five in Pakistan
10. A Potent Sedative Kills Great-grandfather
11. Hospital-acquired HIV Kills One Child in Kerala
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping ... fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness ... size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn ... to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization ... selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , June 24, 2016 ... in healthcare decisions and regulators/payers have placed more ... this new environment, patient support programs in the ... support for patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are ... to ensure they are providing products and services ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... products and provides an updated review, including its applications ... covering the total market, which includes three main industries: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ANDOVER, Mass. and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. ... California -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now ... portable PFT devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... PFT testing done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ... CA , can get any needed testing done in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: