Wild boars as an important reservoir for foodborne pathogens.

  title={Wild boars as an important reservoir for foodborne pathogens.},
  author={Silke Wacheck and Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa and Martin K{\"o}nig and Andreas Stolle and R. M. Stephan},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  volume={7 3},
One hundred fifty-three wild boars shot in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland, were studied for the occurrence of foodborne pathogens. Tonsils and fecal samples of the animals were examined using real-time polymerase chain reaction, enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoassay, and cultural methods. The detection rate of Salmonella spp., Yersinia enterocolitica, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, stx-positive Escherichia coli, and Listeria monocytogenes was 12%, 35%, 20%, 9%, and 17%, respectively, when… CONTINUE READING
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