Zoonotic endocarditis in a man, The Netherlands

Janneke Sleutjens, Dennie Meijer, Paola G. Meregalli, Leendert Bakker, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Birgitta Duim, Aldert Zomer

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In 2017, endocarditis caused by Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus was diagnosed in a man in the Netherlands who had daily contact with horses. Whole-genome sequencing of isolates from the man and his horses confirmed the same clone, indicating horse-to-human transmission. Systematic reporting of all zoonotic cases would help with risk assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

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