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Update on Streptococcus suis Research and Prevention in the Era of Antimicrobial Restriction: 4th International Workshop on S. suis

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Research Group on Infectious Diseases in Production Animals and Swine and Poultry Infectious Diseases Research Centre, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, St-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 2M2, Canada
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IRTA, Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA, IRTA-UAB), Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
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USDA, ARS, National Animal Disease Center, Ames, IA 50010, USA
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College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
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Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, 8221 RA Lelystad, The Netherlands
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Faculty of Public Health, Kasetsart University Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus, Sakon Nakhon 47000, Thailand
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Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Disease Laboratory, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia 6150, Australia
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Division of Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0856, Japan
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French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products-French Agency for food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (Anses-ANMV), 35302 Fougères, France
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Department of Global Health-Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Department of Medical Microbiology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, 1105 BP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Institute for Microbiology, University of Veterinary Medicine, 30173 Hannover, Germany
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK
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Host-Microbe Interactomics Group, Department Animal Sciences, Wageningen University and Research, 6709 PG Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK
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The 4th International Workshop on Streptococcus suis was sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, whose financial support made it possible for most of the invited speakers to participate in the workshop.
The opinions expressed and arguments employed in this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the OECD or of the governments of its Member countries.
Co-authors are listed in alphabetical order.
Pathogens 2020, 9(5), 374; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9050374
Received: 19 April 2020 / Revised: 7 May 2020 / Accepted: 8 May 2020 / Published: 14 May 2020
Streptococcus suis is a swine pathogen and a zoonotic agent afflicting people in close contact with infected pigs or pork meat. Sporadic cases of human infections have been reported worldwide. In addition, S. suis outbreaks emerged in Asia, making this bacterium a primary health concern in this part of the globe. In pigs, S. suis disease results in decreased performance and increased mortality, which have a significant economic impact on swine production worldwide. Facing the new regulations in preventive use of antimicrobials in livestock and lack of effective vaccines, control of S. suis infections is worrisome. Increasing and sharing of knowledge on this pathogen is of utmost importance. As such, the pathogenesis and epidemiology of the infection, antimicrobial resistance, progress on diagnosis, prevention, and control were among the topics discussed during the 4th International Workshop on Streptococcus suis (held in Montreal, Canada, June 2019). This review gathers together recent findings on this important pathogen from lectures performed by lead researchers from several countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Thailand, The Netherlands, UK, and USA. Finally, policies and recommendations for the manufacture, quality control, and use of inactivated autogenous vaccines are addressed to advance this important field in veterinary medicine. View Full-Text
Keywords: Streptococcus suis; swine; zoonosis; epidemiology; genomics; diagnosis; antimicrobials; vaccines; public health; vaccine policies Streptococcus suis; swine; zoonosis; epidemiology; genomics; diagnosis; antimicrobials; vaccines; public health; vaccine policies
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Segura, M.; Aragon, V.; Brockmeier, S.L.; Gebhart, C.; Greeff, A.D.; Kerdsin, A.; O’Dea, M.A.; Okura, M.; Saléry, M.; Schultsz, C.; Valentin-Weigand, P.; Weinert, L.A.; Wells, J.M.; Gottschalk, M. Update on Streptococcus suis Research and Prevention in the Era of Antimicrobial Restriction: 4th International Workshop on S. suis. Pathogens 2020, 9, 374.

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