The carriage of Streptococcus suis type 2 by pigs in Papua New Guinea

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Author(s)

  • R. A. Paterson
  • I. D. Robertson
  • R. C. Sanders
  • P. M. Siba
  • A. Clegg

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-78
Journal / PublicationEpidemiology and Infection
Volume110
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

An indirect fluorescent antibody test was used to detect the presence of Streptococcus suis type 2 in nasal and pharyngeal swabs taken from pigs in Papua New Guinea. The rate of carriage for the two sites in domesticated indigenous village pigs was 0·5 and 2·5% respectively, compared to 39 and 43% for intensively reared pigs. These findings were supported by the results of a serological survey, using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, in which 87% of intensively reared pigs but only 8% of village pigs were seropositive to S. suis type 2. 
It is proposed that in intensive piggeries S. suis type 2 is continually cycled between pigs. In village pigs, the low population density and harsh environmental conditions prevents this cycle of infection. 

Citation Format(s)

The carriage of Streptococcus suis type 2 by pigs in Papua New Guinea. / Paterson, R. A.; Robertson, I. D.; Sanders, R. C.; Siba, P. M.; Clegg, A.; Hampson, D. J.

In: Epidemiology and Infection, Vol. 110, No. 1, 02.1993, p. 71-78.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review