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Table 1 Prevalence of anti- Trichinella IgG detected in muscle fluids of wild boar hunted in Italy

From: Indirect versus direct detection methods of Trichinella spp. infection in wild boar (Sus scrofa)

Region of origin province ELISA positive/tested wild boar (%) Western blot positive/ELISA positive wild boar (%) Western blot positive/tested wild boar (%) Previous reports of Trichinella spp. in wildlife
Lombardy     
Bergamo 65/194 (33.5) 6/65 (9.2) 6/194 (3.1) Yes
Como 159/544 (29.2) 18/159 (11.3) 18/544 (3.3) Yes
Varese 31a/113 (27.4) 2a/31 (12.5) 2a/113 (1.8) Yes
Veneto     
Padua 21/146 (14.4) 0.0/21 0.0/146 Nob
Emilia Romagna     
Bologna 1/12 (8.3) 0.0/1 0.0/12 Yes
Modena 4/20 (20.0) 1/4 1/20 (5.0) Yes
Tuscany     
Florence 12/108 (11.1) 1/12 (8.3) 1/108 (0.9) Noc
Grosseto 18/256 (7.0) 3/18 (16.7) 3/256 (1.2) Yes
Sardinia     
Nuoro 5/69 (7.2) 1/5 1/69 (1.4) Nod
Total 315a/1,462 (21.5) 32a/315 (10.1) 32a/1,462 (2.2)  
  1. aTrichinella britovi larvae detected in muscle tissues of a single animal.
  2. bnone reported in the Padua province and Veneto region since 2005 (see Figure 3).
  3. cnone reported in the Florence province, but T. britovi has been documented in the neighbouring provinces (see Figure 3).
  4. dnone reported in wild animals before 2011, but T. britovi has been documented in free-ranging pigs from 2005 to the present.