Volume 8, june 2001Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (20-24 august 2000)
|Page(s)||S81 - S82|
|Published online||17 September 2014|
Xth ICT, August 2000
Sylvatic trichinellosis in Texas
Department of Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4 th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA.
2 Laboratory of Parasitology, Instituto Superiore di Sanità, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.
* Correspondence: E. Pozio. Tel.: + 390649902304 - Fax : + 390649387065 - e-mail : email@example.com
There are no published reports of domestic or sylvatic trichinellosis in Texas. The aim of the present survey was to determine the presence of Trichinella species in selected representative species of potential wildlife reservoirs in southern Texas. In 1998-99, tongues of 211 wild mammals were collected in southern Texas: 154 coyotes (Canis latrans), three bobcats (Lynx rufus), 32 racoons (Procyon lotor), 1 3 opossum (Didelphis marsupialis), four ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) and five wild boars (Sus scrofa). Presence of Trichinella sp. larvae was investigated by artificial digestion and larvae of positive samples were identified at the species level by a multiple-polymerase chain reaction analysis. Nine (5.8 %) coyotes had trichinellosis ; in the muscles of seven of these coyotes, the larvae were identified as Trichinella murrelli. This is the first report of sylvatic trichinellosis in Texas.
Key words: Trichinella murrelli / coyotes / Texas
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