Prevalence of Antibodies to Selected Viral and Bacterial Pathogens in Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Campania Region, Italy

  • Montagnaro S
  • Sasso S
  • De Martino L
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Abstract

Serum samples were collected from wild boars (Sus scrofa) harvested during the 2005-2006 hunting season in Campania, southern Italy. samples were tested for antibodies to Leptospira interrogan, Brucella spp., Salmonella spp., Aujeszky disease virus (ADV), porcine reproductive and respiratory stress syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine parvovirus (PPV), classical swine fever virus (CSFV), and swine vesicular disease virus (SVDV). Of the 342 serum samples tested, 15 (4.4%) were seropositive to Brucella spp., nine (2.6%) were seropositive to L. interrogans, 66 (19.3%) were seropositive for Salmonella spp., 105 (30.7%) were seropositive For ADV, 227 (79%) were seropositive for PPV, and 129 (37.7%) were seropositive fur PRRSV. All sera tested seronegative for SVDV and CSFV antibodies. These results, recorded for the first time in Campania, support the hypothesis that wild boar are reservoirs of certain infectious agents, but some infections in wild boars originate From their domestic counterparts.

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Authors

  • Serena Montagnaro

  • Simona Sasso

  • Luisa De Martino

  • Mariangela Longo

  • Valentina Iovane

  • Gianbenedetto Ghiurmino

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