Streptococcus Between Species

Q: Can Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus be transferred from horses to people? Someone recently told me it can, and now I’m concerned. If humans can catch it from horses, what are the symptoms in people?—Alayne, Nampa, Idaho

A: Streptococcus zooepidemicus is a bacterium that is commonly found in healthy and sick horses. While it is a fairly common cause of respiratory disease in horses (and, uncommonly, other types of infections), it can also be found in the mouth, nose, and throat of healthy horses. This bacterium is different than Streptococcus pyogenesconsole.log('scenario 2');

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