Epidemiological investigation of trichinellosis in Switzerland

B Gottstein, E Pozio, Bernadette Connolly, H R Gamble, J Eckert, H P Jakob

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Abstract

Domestic pigs in Switzerland have been considered Trichinella-free for decades, despite the occurrence of Trichinella in the wildlife cycle. In order to reevaluate the present epidemiological situation, tissue samples from 11226 domestic pigs, 356 wild boars and 452 foxes were examined using the standard artificial digestion method. A simultaneous serological study, extended to include 25239 sera from sows provided by a Swiss pig serum bank, was also undertaken. The results of both studies support the conclusion that Trichinella spp. do not occur within the domestic pig population in Switzerland. Among the fox population, Trichinella was detected in four (0.9%) of the animals tested using the digestion method, and Trichinella britovi was identified as the infecting species by RAPD fingerprint analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1997

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Trichinella
Trichinellosis
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Sus scrofa
swine
foxes
Digestion
digestion
wild boars
Dermatoglyphics
serological surveys
Serum
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sows
wildlife
Swine
methodology
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Keywords

  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Animals, Wild
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Foxes
  • Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Technique
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases
  • Switzerland
  • Trichinella
  • Trichinellosis
  • Pig nematoda
  • Wildlife
  • ELISA

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Gottstein, B., Pozio, E., Connolly, B., Gamble, H. R., Eckert, J., & Jakob, H. P. (1997). Epidemiological investigation of trichinellosis in Switzerland. Veterinary Parasitology, 72(2), 201-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-4017(97)00023-X

Epidemiological investigation of trichinellosis in Switzerland. / Gottstein, B; Pozio, E; Connolly, Bernadette; Gamble, H R; Eckert, J; Jakob, H P.

In: Veterinary Parasitology, Vol. 72, No. 2, 01.10.1997, p. 201-207.

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Gottstein, B, Pozio, E, Connolly, B, Gamble, HR, Eckert, J & Jakob, HP 1997, 'Epidemiological investigation of trichinellosis in Switzerland', Veterinary Parasitology, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 201-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-4017(97)00023-X
Gottstein, B ; Pozio, E ; Connolly, Bernadette ; Gamble, H R ; Eckert, J ; Jakob, H P. / Epidemiological investigation of trichinellosis in Switzerland. In: Veterinary Parasitology. 1997 ; Vol. 72, No. 2. pp. 201-207.
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