Antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus suis

Le Hong Thuy Tien, Vu Thi Thuy Linh, Nguyen Bao Quoc


Streptococcus suis is one of the dangerous pathogens causing ruining effects on the swine industry. This pathogen can be transmitted from pigs to humans to induce meningitis, pneumonia, septicemia and even mortality. Uncontrolled antibiotic use is a potential risk of the increase of drug resistance of Streptococcus suis. This review will provide recent information of antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus suis worldwide and in Vietnam, together with an update of the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance. These information could be useful for effective prevention and  treatment.


Citation: Le Hong Thuy Tien, Vu Thi Thuy Linh, Nguyen Bao Quoc, 2017. Antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus suis. Tap chi Sinh hoc, 39(2): 195-203. DOI: 10.15625/0866-7160/v39n1.7508

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Received 10 December 2015, accepted 20 December 2016



Streptococcus suis, antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance, pathogen, resistant genes

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