Global sample collection of S. suis strains.
We have undertaken a large S. suis strain isolation effort in major pig producing countries across Europe through cooperation and contracts with veterinary diagnostic laboratories in each country. This strain collection was complemented by isolates sent to us from USA, Vietnam, North America and China. In total 1,079 strains were collected from UK, Canada, China, Vietnam. From the participating countries in the PIGSs project this collection was enlarged by:
- 124 strains from Denmark
- 133 strains from Germany
- 145 strains from the Netherlands
- 153 strains from Spain
The sequencing of some of most of the European strains is completed and genomic analysis is currently being performed.