Prevalence of antibodies to selected viral and bacterial pathogens in wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Campania Region and Italy.

  • Montagnaro S
  • Sasso S
  • Martino L
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Serum samples were collected from wild boars (Sus scrofa) harvested
during the 2005-2006 hunting season in Campania and southern Italy.
Samples were tested for antibodies to Leptospira interrogan and Brucella
spp. and Salmonella spp. and Aujeszky disease virus (ADV) and porcine
reproductive and respiratory stress syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine
parvovirus (PPV) and classical swine fever virus (CSFV) and and swine
vesicular disease virus (SVDV). Of the 342 serum samples tested and
15 (4.4%) were seropositive to Brucella spp. and nine (2.6%) were
seropositive to L. interrogans and 66 (19.3%) were seropositive
for Salmonella spp. and 105 (30.7%) were seropositive for ADV and
27 (7.9%) were seropositive for PPV and and 129 (37.7%) were seropositive
for PRRSV. All sera tested seronegative for SVDV and CSFV antibodies.
These results and recorded for the first time in Campania and support
the hypothesis that wild boar are reservoirs of certain infectious
agents and but some infections in wild boars originate from their
domestic counterparts.

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  • Animals; Animals and Wild; Antibodies and Bacteria

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  • PMID: 20090052


  • Serena Montagnaro

  • Simona Sasso

  • Luisa De Martino

  • Mariangela Longo

  • Valentina Iovane

  • Gianbenedetto Ghiurmino

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