First isolation of Trichinella britovi from a wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Belgium.

  title={First isolation of Trichinella britovi from a wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Belgium.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Schynts and Joke W. B. van der Giessen and S Tixhon and E Pozio and Pierre Dorny and Jean De Borchgrave},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={135 2},
Since 1992, when the European Union Council Directive requires that wild boars (Sus scrofa) hunted in EU for commercial purpose should be examined for Trichinella, the infection has not been detected in wild boars from Belgium, despite serological evidence of the presence of anti-Trichinella antibodies in wildlife and previous reports of Trichinella larvae in this host species. In November 2004, Trichinella larvae were detected in a wild boar hunted near Mettet, Namur province (Southern Belgium… CONTINUE READING

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