[Occurrence of Trichinella spp. in wild boar in Switzerland]

Frey, Caroline; Schuppers, M.E.; Eidam, Verena; Boujon, P.; Waldvogel, A.; Gottstein, Bruno (2009). [Occurrence of Trichinella spp. in wild boar in Switzerland]. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 151(10), pp. 485-489. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0036-7281.151.10.485

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Trichinellosis is a worldwide occurring zoonosis caused by the intracellular nematode Trichinella spp. One of the main infection sources in Europe is raw or undercooked meat from wild boar. Trichinella britovi is prevalent in wild carnivores in Switzerland, thus a possible inclusion of wild boar in this wildlife cycle cannot be excluded. In order to assess the prevalence of Trichinella infection in wild boar, we tested 1,458 animals with both parasitological and serological methods. In none of the animals Trichinella-larvae could be recovered by the artificial digestion method (prevalence of larvae: 0 %; 95 % CI 0.0 - 0.3). Antibodies in meat juice were detected in 57 animals using a standardized E/S-Ag-ELISA. However, in the confirmatory westernblot, only 3 animals remained seropositive (seroprevalence: 0.2 %; 95 % CI 0.07 %-0.60 %). The occurrence of wild boar positive for anti-Trichinella-antibodies indicates that meat inspection for Trichinella-larvae in this species is important to prevent human infections.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Frey, Caroline; Eidam, Verena and Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:25

Last Modified:

28 Jan 2016 16:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281.151.10.485

PubMed ID:

19780009

Web of Science ID:

000270859100004

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.38331

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/38331 (FactScience: 221166)

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