AccuPower® Streptococcus suis PCR Kit is a ready-to-use premix for PCR that can be used to detect Streptococcus suis (S. suis) which causes pneumonia and sepsis in pigs, rabbits and cattle.
※ This kit is for research use only and must not be used for diagnostic purposes.
S. suis is a bacterial pathogen that can cause many symptoms such as porcine meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, arthritis, endocarditis, vaginitis, and abortion. When worsened, it can lead to death. S. suis can be found worldwide, such as in the Republic of Korea, North America, and Europe. A pig can also transmit S. suis to humans by direct contact, especially through skin wounds. When infected, they can experience meningitis, sepsis, pharyngitis, and diarrhea. As many diseases are caused by Streptococcus, it is the best to check for the presence of the bacteria to determine the exact cause of the illness.