Epidemiological Link Between Faecal Carriage of SBSEC and African Spontaneously Fermented Dairy Products and Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Kenya

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