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Food-borne zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance of indicator bacteria in urban wild boars in Barcelona, Spain

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December 27th, 2013

Wildlife is increasingly abundant in urban environments, but little is known about the zoonotic pathogens carried by these populations. Urban wild boars are of particular concern because this species is well-known as a pathogen reservoir, and thus, we studied selected zoonotic pathogens in urban wild boars in Barcelona, Spain (n=41). Salmonella enterica was found in 5.00% (95% CI 0.61-16.91) and Campylobacter coli in 4.88% (95% CI 0.6-16.53) of the animals. E. coli O157:H7 and C. jejuni were not found. Other thermophilic Campylobacter were moderately prevalent (19.51%, 95% CI 8.82-34.87). Additionally, we screened for antimicrobial resistance in indicator bacteria: resistance was most frequent in Enterococcus faecium (95% of the isolates were resistant to at least one antimicrobial agent), followed by Enterococcus faecalis (50%) and Escherichia coli (10%). For the first time resistance to linezolid in bacteria carried by wildlife is reported. These findings pose a concern for public health, and thus, further research is needed on wildlife in urban environments




Navarro-Gonzalez N., Casas-Diaz E., Porrero MC., Mateos A., Dominguez L., Lavin S. and Serrano E.




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Food-borne zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance of indicator bacteria in urban wild boars in Barcelona, Spain


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Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis de Transmisión Alimentaria y Resistencia a Antimicrobianos (ZTA). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universitat de LleidaUniversitat de Lleida.







Veterinary Microbiology
FACTOR YEAR Q
2.726 2013

NLMID: 7705469

PMID: 23992794

ISSN: 0378-1135



TITLE: Food-borne zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance of indicator bacteria in urban wild boars in Barcelona, Spain


JOURNAL: Vet. Microbiol.


NUMERACIÓN: 167(3-4):686-9


AÑO: 2013


PUBLISHER: Elsevier Science Publishers


AUTHORS: Navarro-Gonzalez N., Casas-Diaz E., Porrero MC., Mateos A., Dominguez L., Lavin S. and Serrano E.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.07.037


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Navarro-Gonzalez N., Casas-Diaz E., Porrero MC., Mateos A., Dominguez L., Lavin S. and Serrano E. Food-borne zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance of indicator bacteria in urban wild boars in Barcelona, Spain. Veterinary Microbiology. 167(3-4):686-9. 2013. (A). ISSN: 0378-1135. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.07.037


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