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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Dec;13(12):1860-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1312.070531.

Pig herds free from human pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica.

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Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway. truls.nesbakken@veths.no

Abstract

Pork products are a substantial source of human yersiniosis, a foodborne disease caused by Yersinia enterocolitica. Thus, the ability to eliminate this agent from pig herds would be an important step in producing human pathogen-free pork. Pig herds free from Y. enterocolitica O:3/biovar 4 have been established and maintained. According to serologic and cultural testing results, 15 of 16 specific pathogen-free herds were free from Y. enterocolitica O:3/biovar 4; this closed breeding pyramid has remained free from this organism since 1996. Pig herds free from human pathogenic Y. enterocolitica suggest that human pathogen-free herds could be attained to provide pork free from zoonotic agents.

PMID:
18258036
PMCID:
PMC2876758
DOI:
10.3201/eid1312.070531
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