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Trichinella murrelli in scavenging mammals from south-central Wisconsin, USA.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18689648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tissues and serum from 59 raccoons (Procyon lotor), 42 coyotes (Canis latrans), and seven Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) collected in Dane and Iowa Counties, Wisconsin, USA, between October 2005 and March 2006 were microscopically and serologically examined for the presence of Trichinella spp. Encapsulated larvae were found on compression slides prepared from tongue tissues from a few animals. Complete tissue digestion of tongues revealed that 19% of the raccoons, 26% of the coyotes, and none of the seven skunks tested were infected with Trichinella spp. Cats were subsequently experimentally infected by feeding them the raccoon tissues containing muscle larvae, and muscle larvae isolated from the collected tongues were experimentally transmitted to mice. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction analysis of the isolated muscle larvae demonstrated two distinct bands migrating at 127 base pairs (bp) and 316 bp in all samples, which together are diagnostic for Trichinella murrelli; the isolates were assigned Istituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS) codes ISS1656 through ISS1667, and ISS1708 through ISS1710 by the International Trichinella Reference Centre. These findings extend the geographic range of T. murrelli into Wisconsin, USA.
D E Hill; M D Samuel; C A Nolden; N Sundar; D S Zarlenga; J P Dubey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-11-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory BARC-East, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Wild
Coyotes / parasitology*
Food Chain
Genetic Markers
Mephitidae / parasitology*
Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary
Raccoons / parasitology*
Trichinella / growth & development,  isolation & purification
Trichinellosis / epidemiology,  parasitology,  veterinary*
Wisconsin / epidemiology
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