Pig disease in China worries UN – Lawrence K. Altman

From The International Herald Tribune:

The World Organization has urged to conduct more tests to clarify perplexing aspects of the largest outbreak in humans of a bacterial pig , including why the rate among patients has been unusually high.

China has reported that the disease, caused by Streptococcus suis bacteria, infected 206 in Sichuan Province from June 24 through July 21. Of these, 38 – or nearly 1 in 5 – died, and 18 are critically ill.

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