Updates on Trichinella species infection in wild boar (Sus scrofa) from Southern Romania


Ana-Maria Marin, Ion Oprescu, Gheorghe Dărăbuş*, Mirela Imre, Nicoleta Hădărugă, Maria Monica Florina Moraru, Mădălina-Bianca Ghilean, Narcisa Mederle

Volume 28, Issue 4;
Pages: 388-393; 2022
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551


Romanians widely practice hunting; the meat of hunted animals, especially wild boar, can often avoid specific control for various reasons. Consequently, human trichinellosis in Romania is a zoonosis with a high incidence, with the consumption of uncontrolled pork and game being incriminated as the leading cause of human infection. Molecular analysis of Trichinella larvae collected by artificial digestion from wild boars hunted in several areas in Vâlcea County, Romania, revealed only one species, Trichinella britovi. The obtained results should alarm the human consumer, especially hunters, regarding the significance of veterinary control of the meat from the hunted animals.

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