Impact story on the PIGSs project published by Wageningen University Research

Streptococcus suis is a bacterium causing infections, causing major economic losses to the pig production industry worldwide. Human infections are rare but have increased significantly in the past years. The disease one of the main reasons to prescribe antibiotics to the herd. Thus, prevention of S. suis infections will help prevent spread of resistance to antibiotics also used in human healthcare.

Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen Biovetinary Research and chairgroup Host-Microbe Interactomics are leading in this field. They work together with an international consortium to address the complete disease triangle to study the necessary pre-conditions for disease to occur.

In this story, dedicated attention is paid to the key actions of the PIGSs project: 

- new vaccines for the prevention of Streptococcus suis. 

- new diagnostics

- microbiota research

- organoids as in vitro infection models


Read the full article HERE.