PRESENCE OF TRICHINELLA BRITOVI IN WILD BOAR IN THE MARCHE REGION REGULARLY SLAUGHTERED

  • L. Di Giacomo | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Servizio Veterinario Igiene degli Alimenti di Origine Animale ASUR MARCHE, Zona Territoriale n. 11, Fermo, Italy.
  • M.S. Morelli Scuola di Specializzazione in Ispezione degli Alimenti di Origine Animale, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy.
  • L. Marilungo Servizio Veterinario Igiene degli Alimenti di Origine Animale ASUR MARCHE, Zona Territoriale n. 11, Fermo, Italy.
  • E. Ferretti Servizio Veterinario Igiene degli Alimenti di Origine Animale ASUR MARCHE, Zona Territoriale n. 11, Fermo, Italy.
  • A. Angellotti Servizio Veterinario Igiene degli Alimenti di Origine Animale ASUR MARCHE, Zona Territoriale n. 11, Fermo, Italy.
  • C. Mattozzi Servizio Veterinario Igiene degli Alimenti di Origine Animale ASUR MARCHE, Zona Territoriale n. 11, Fermo, Italy.

Abstract

Trichinellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by a nematode belonging to the genus Trichinella. Numerous mammal species as well as birds and crocodiles can harbour the parasite worldwide, but the wild cycle is mainly maintained by wild carnivores. Human represents only a possible host and the parasite is exclusively transmitted through consumption of undercooked or raw meat. In Italy, pork, wild boar meat and horse meat are the main sources for human infection. This article describe a presence of Trichinella britovi in wild boar in the Marche region regularly slaughtered. These case confirms the occurrence of Trichinella britovi in wild boar and the important role of slaughterhouse in epidemiological surveillance of zoonotic diseases.

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2011-01-08
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Keywords:
Trichinella spp., Trichinella britovi, carne di cinghiale
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Di Giacomo, L., Morelli, M., Marilungo, L., Ferretti, E., Angellotti, A., & Mattozzi, C. (2011). PRESENCE OF TRICHINELLA BRITOVI IN WILD BOAR IN THE MARCHE REGION REGULARLY SLAUGHTERED. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(1zero), 213-217. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2011.866