Location: Virus and Prion ResearchTitle: Genome sequences of Streptococcus suis isolates obtained from pigs in the United States between 2015 and 2017
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Rapid Release Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/9/2022
Publication Date: 8/1/2022
Citation: Nicholson, T.L., Shore, S. 2022. Genome sequences of Streptococcus suis isolates obtained from pigs in the United States between 2015 and 2017. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 11 (No.8). https://doi.org/10.1128/mra.01067-21.
Interpretive Summary: Streptococcus suis is a zoonotic swine pathogen capable of causing a spectrum of clinical disease outcomes in pigs including pneumonia, endocarditis, septicemia, and meningitis. S. suis is also capable of causing diseases in humans, mainly arthritis, sepsis, meningitis, as well as streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome (STSS). Most genomic sequence data needed to evaluate any potential risks attributed to S. suis due to occupational exposure and/or as a reservoir for antimicrobial resistance dissemination is derived from isolates obtained outside the U.S. To help fill this gap, we report the draft genome sequences of 106 S. suis isolates obtained from porcine samples collected within the US and submitted to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory between 2015 and 2017. Isolates were selected from as many states as possible to increase geographic diversity. This information can be directly used to develop diagnostic assays and investigate horizontal transfer mechanisms of antibiotic resistant mobile elements. This information is important to public health professionals, scientists, veterinarians, producers, and consumers.
Technical Abstract: Streptococcus suis is a zoonotic swine pathogen responsible for substantial health and economic burdens to the swine industry worldwide. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of 106 S. suis isolates obtained within the US between 2015 and 2017.