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Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018

Urban Wild Boars and Risk for Zoonotic Streptococcus suis, Spain

Xavier Fernández-AguilarComments to Author , Marcelo Gottschalk, Virginia Aragon, Jordi Càmara, Carmen Ardanuy, Roser Velarde, Nuria Galofré-Milà, Raquel Castillo-Contreras, Jorge R. López-Olvera, Gregorio Mentaberre, Andreu Colom-Cadena, Santiago Lavín, and Oscar Cabezón
Author affiliations: Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA, IRTA-UAB), Bellaterra, Spain (X. Fernández-Aguilar, V. Aragon, N. Galofré-Milà, O. Cabezón); Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (X. Fernández-Aguilar, R. Velarde, R. Castillo-Contreras, J.R. López-Olvera, G. Mentaberre, A. Colom-Cadena, S. Lavín, O. Cabezón); Université de Montréal, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (M. Gottschalk); Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain (J. Càmara, C. Ardanuy); CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Madrid, Spain (C. Ardanuy)

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Table 1

Sequence type and virulence associated gene profile of the Streptococcus suis serotype 2 strains isolated from wild boars and humans in metropolitan area of Barcelona, Spain, 2012–2015*

Source Year Clinical infection MLST Virulence genes References
Human male, 57 y of age 2012 Meningitis, arthritis, bacteremia ST3 + + + (10)
Human male, 48 y of age 2014 Meningitis, arthritis ST1 + + + This study
Wild boar 2015 No ST1 + + + This study
Wild boar 2015 No ST1 + + + This study
Wild boar 2015 No ST1 + + + This study

*MLST, multilocus sequence typing; ST, sequence type.

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