Epidemiological Link Between Faecal Carriage of SBSEC and African Spontaneously Fermented Dairy Products and Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Kenya
Conference Dates: 
Wed, 2015-05-27 - Fri, 2015-05-29

Streptococcus infantarius subsp. infantarius (Sii) variant shows promising traits
for application as indigenous African dairy starter culture but, due to its
position within the opportunistic pathogenic Streptococcus bovis/ Streptococcus
equinus complex (SBSEC), its pathogenicity and epidemiology require
elucidation.
 The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of SBSEC in
human volunteers, elucidate the association between traditional spontaneous
fermented dairy products (FDP) and the presence of SBSEC/Sii in persons with
or without colorectal adenocarcinoma (CRA).
Materials and Methods