2022 journal article

Streptococcus gallolyticus and Bacterial Endocarditis in Swine, United States, 2015-2020.

Emerging Infectious Diseases.

By: P. Sitthicharoenchai*, E. Burrough, B. Arruda, O. Sahin, S. Dos, P. Piñeyro, K. Schwartz, M. Rahe

MeSH headings : Animals; Endocarditis / epidemiology; Endocarditis / veterinary; Endocarditis, Bacterial / epidemiology; Endocarditis, Bacterial / veterinary; Retrospective Studies; Streptococcal Infections / epidemiology; Streptococcal Infections / veterinary; Streptococcus gallolyticus; Swine; United States / epidemiology
Source: ORCID
Added: August 2, 2023

Abstract To evaluate trends in bacterial causes of valvular endocarditis in swine, we retrospectively analyzed 321 cases diagnosed at Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (Ames, IA, USA) during May 2015–­April 2020. Streptococcus gallolyticus was the causative agent for 7.59% of cases. This emerging infection in swine could aid study of endocarditis in humans.