Mystery deaths in southwest China linked to pigs

From Reuters:

China’s Ministry of Health has blamed a pig bacteria for a mysterious disease that has killed 19 people in a southwest province and made 61 ill, the China Daily reported on Tuesday.

Laboratory tests showed the affected people were suffering from streptococcus suis infections contracted from the slaughtering or handling of infected pigs, the ministry said on Monday.

The bacteria is endemic in swine in most pig-rearing countries in the world but human infections are rare.

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