Hypochondriac's Corner

"Aug 3, 2005 -

Experts on a strep germ that's sickening people and pigs in China are baffled by reports of 37 farmers suddenly falling ill, bleeding under the skin and dying all previously unheard of with the disease.

While not uncommon in pigs, Streptococcus suis is seldom seen in people and never dozens of cases all at once raising bigger questions about whether the germ has mixed with some other bacteria or virus. "


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