Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
A Serological Survey of Brucella spp. in Free-Ranging Wild Boar (Sus scrofa leucomystax) in Shikoku, Japan
Masahisa WATARAINaoto ITOYoshitaka OMATANaotaka ISHIGURO
キーワード: Brucella, seroprevalence, wild boar
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2006 年 68 巻 10 号 p. 1139-1141


Brucella, a causative agent of brucellosis and facultative intracellular pathogen, has been isolated recently from a variety of wild mammals. In this study, serum samples from 115 Japanese wild boar (Sus Scrofa leucomystax) killed by hunters in the 4 Prefectures of Shikoku, Japan were tested for antibodies to Brucella spp. by means of the tube agglutination test (TAT) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using antigens extracted with n-lauroylsarcosine. In 9 of the 115 samples (7.8%) antibodies to Brucella spp. were detected by TAT and ELISA. These results suggest that wild boar in Shikoku may be exposed to Brucella spp. or other cross-reactive pathogen infection.


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