How Streptococcus suis escapes antibiotic treatments

Cristina Uruén, Carla García, Lorenzo Fraile, Jan Tommassen & Jesús Arenas
Abstract Streptococcus suis is a zoonotic agent that causes sepsis and meningitis in pigs and humans. S. suis infections are responsible for large economic losses in pig production. The lack of effective vaccines to prevent the disease has promoted the extensive use of antibiotics worldwide. This has been followed by the emergence of resistance against different classes of antibiotics. The rates of resistance to tetracyclines, lincosamides, and macrolides are extremely high, and resistance has spread...
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