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
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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Sleutjens, J., Meijer, D., Meregalli, P. G., Bakker, L., Wagenaar, J. A., Duim, B., & Zomer, A. (2019). Zoonotic endocarditis in a man, The Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25(1), 180-182. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2501.181029