|Title||Zoonotic endocarditis in a man, The Netherlands|
|Author(s)||Sleutjens, Janneke; Meijer, Dennie; Meregalli, Paola G.; Bakker, Leendert; Wagenaar, Jaap A.; Duim, Birgitta; Zomer, Aldert|
|Source||Emerging Infectious Diseases 25 (2019)1. - ISSN 1080-6040 - p. 180 - 182.|
|Department(s)||Bacteriology & Epidemiology|
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
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.