Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

Human pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis typically cause enteric infections in humans, mainly young children. Pigs are the main animal reservoir for pathogenic Y. enterocolitica and infection in humans is often acquired by the consumption of contaminated pork. The aim of this work was to determine the contamination of pig carcasses with enteropathogenic Yersinia spp. in Belgium. Therefore, 180 pig carcasses were sampled in 9 different slaughterhouses.

Book Title

42nd International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

126-129

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-594

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Occurrence of human enteropathogenic Yersinia spp. in Belgian pigs and contamination of pork carcasses during slaughter

Maastricht, Netherlands

Human pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis typically cause enteric infections in humans, mainly young children. Pigs are the main animal reservoir for pathogenic Y. enterocolitica and infection in humans is often acquired by the consumption of contaminated pork. The aim of this work was to determine the contamination of pig carcasses with enteropathogenic Yersinia spp. in Belgium. Therefore, 180 pig carcasses were sampled in 9 different slaughterhouses.