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Spatio-Temporal Trends of Iberian Wild Boar Contact with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Detected by ELISA

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December 1st, 2011

The continuing expansion of Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa) populations raises concerns regarding disease transmission. In south-central Spain, overabundant wild boar are reservoirs of Mycobacterium bovis, and related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), the causative agents of bovine tuberculosis (bTB). An indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using bovine-purified protein derivative was applied to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of wild boar contact with MTBC in the Iberian Peninsula and to model and identify the associated risk factors. Wild boar apparent seroprevalence was 22%. Seropositives were detected in 71% of 81 sites, including 23 sites where wildlife was thought to be bTB free. The results described a new geographic range of wild boar contact with MTBC and a stable prevalence in this wildlife reservoir that contrasts with the success of bTB control in cattle. Inference of which host (wild boar or cattle) is driving bTB maintenance was not possible with our correlational results. The possibility of a wild boar bTB emergence in non-endemic regions should urgently be taken into account to avoid a future scenario resembling the current situation in south-central Spain.




Boadella M., Acevedo P., Vicente J., Mentaberre G., Balseiro A., Arnal M., Martinez D., Garcia-Bocanegra I., Casal C., Alvarez J., Oleaga A., Lavin S., Munoz M., Saez JL., de la Fuente J. and Gortazar C.




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Micobacterias (MYC). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Gobierno de Castilla-La ManchaInstituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).

Universidad de MálagaDepartamento de Biología Animal. Diversity and Conservation Research Team. Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad de Málaga (UMA).

Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaFacultad de Veterinaria. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaServicio de Ecopatología de Fauna Salvaje (SEFaS). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Gobierno del Principado de AsturiasServicio Regional de Investigación y Desarrollo Agroalimentario (SERIDA). Gobierno del Principado de Asturias.

Universidad de ZaragozaDepartamento de Patología Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR).

Universidad de CórdobaFacultad de Veterinaria. Universidad de Córdoba (UCO).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Oklahoma State UniversityDepartament of Veterinary Pathobiology. Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS). Oklahoma State University (OSU).







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FACTOR YEAR Q
1.702 2011

NLMID: 101222144

PMID: 22065174

ISSN: 1612-9202



TITLE: Spatio-Temporal Trends of Iberian Wild Boar Contact with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Detected by ELISA


JOURNAL: Ecohealth


NUMERACIÓN: 8(4):478-484


AÑO: 2011


PUBLISHER: Springer


AUTHORS: Boadella M., Acevedo P., Vicente J., Mentaberre G., Balseiro A., Arnal M., Martinez D., Garcia-Bocanegra I., Casal C., Alvarez J., Oleaga A., Lavin S., Munoz M., Saez JL., de la Fuente J. and Gortazar C.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Julio Álvarez Sánchez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s10393-011-0713-y


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Boadella M., Acevedo P., Vicente J., Mentaberre G., Balseiro A., Arnal M., Martinez D., Garcia-Bocanegra I., Casal C., Alvarez J., Oleaga A., Lavin S., Munoz M., Saez JL., de la Fuente J. and Gortazar C. Spatio-Temporal Trends of Iberian Wild Boar Contact with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Detected by ELISA. Ecohealth. 8(4):478-484. 2011. (A). ISSN: 1612-9202. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-011-0713-y


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