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Piglets Are a Source of Pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica on Fattening-Pig Farms

Author:
Virtanen, Sonja, Salonen, Laura, Laukkanen-Ninios, Riikka, Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Maria, Korkeala, Hannu
Source:
Applied and environmental microbiology 2012 v.78 no.8 pp. 3000-3003
ISSN:
0099-2240
Subject:
Yersinia enterocolitica, breeding, farms, feces, finishing, mixing, pathogens, piglets
Abstract:
To study the origin and spread of Yersinia enterocolitica among pigs, fecal and blood samples were repeatedly taken on a fattening farm. A few piglets were found to be already infected on breeding farms. After the piglets were mixed, the infection spread through the whole unit. Eventually, all the pigs excreted the pathogen.
Agid:
452809