Epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis infections of pigs and wild boars using a molecular approach.

@article{Parra2003EpidemiologyOM,
  title={Epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis infections of pigs and wild boars using a molecular approach.},
  author={Ana M Parra and Pedro Fern{\'a}ndez-Llario and Abstrakt Tato and Jos{\'e} Larrasa and Alfredo Garcia and Juan M. Alonso and Miguel Hermoso de Mendoza and Javier Hermoso Hermoso de Mendoza},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 1-2},
  pages={123-33}
}
A molecular epidemiological approach was applied to establishing a possible role for the wild boar as a natural reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis in Sierra de Villuercas, Western Spain; an area free of farmed cattle and wild deer populations. Spoligo and VNTR typing were used over a three year period to study the epidemiological relationship between the occurrence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in extensively bred Iberian pigs and indigenous wild boar. The 37 sampled wild boar showed different… CONTINUE READING
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