Epizootiology of trichinellosis in pigs and wild boars in Western Romania, 1998-2011.
This article reports for the first time data regarding trichinellosis in sacrificed animals (domestic pigs and wild boars) inspected during the period from January 1998 to November 2011 in the largest of the Romanian counties. The data were collected from the Veterinary Public Health Department of Timis County. A total of 5,586,431 domestic pigs on farms, 609,325 pigs in private households, and 823 wild boars were examined during the study period. The results indicated that 681 domestic pigs (0.01%) on farms and 407 pigs in private households (0.07%) were found to be infected with Trichinella. Regarding wild boars, infection was detected in only 4 animals (0.5%). Although no infected animals have recently been identified during routine examinations (2009-2011), human outbreaks continue to occur yearly, and the main factors for these include improper handling by the population.
Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania.
SourceVector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.) 12:8 2012 Aug pg 712-3
Pub Type(s)Journal Article