Occurrence of pathogens in wild rodents caught on Swedish pig and chicken farms.

@article{Backhans2013OccurrenceOP,
  title={Occurrence of pathogens in wild rodents caught on Swedish pig and chicken farms.},
  author={Annette Backhans and Magdalena Jacobson and I Hansson and Marianne Lebbad and Susanne Thisted Lambertz and Elin Gammelg{\aa}rd and M Saager and Olafimihan Akande and Claes Fellstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={141 9},
  pages={1885-91}
}
A total of 207 wild rodents were caught on nine pig farms, five chicken farms and five non-farm locations in Sweden and surveyed for a selection of bacteria, parasites and viruses. Lawsonia intracellularia and pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica were only detected in rodents on pig farms (9% and 8% prevalence, respectively) which indicate that these agents are more likely to be transmitted to rodents from pigs or the environment on infected farms. Brachyspira hyodysenteriae (1%), Brachyspira… CONTINUE READING
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