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Prevent Streptococcus suis infection

Doctor: Streptococcus suis can cause serious illnesses. The bacterium can enter the human body through skin wounds. To prevent infection, people should avoid contact with pigs.
Butcher A: Wear protective gloves when handling raw pork.
Butcher B: Disinfect and cover all wounds properly.
Housewife: Wash hands after handling raw pork.
Raw pork and cooked food should be dealt with and kept separately.
Pork should be cooked thoroughly before consumption.
Traveller: And don't bring meat into Hong Kong without a permit.
Super: Prevent Streptococcus suis infection
Endsuper: Centre for Health Protection
Hotline: 2833 0111
Department of Health