Cystic echinococcosis (CE; Echinococcus spp.) is widespread in many domestic animal species in Italy, with the G1-G3 genotype predominating. The G7 genotype (“pig strain”), which is much less common, has only been reported in pigs and wild boar from the island of Sardinia and in wild boars from southern mainland Italy. Ten pig livers with hydatid cysts were identified in a slaughterhouse in northwestern Italy. Multiplex PCR for Echinococcus granulosus gave positive results for two of these and subsequent sequencing confirmed the species as Echinococcus granulosusu s.l. G6/G7. Affected pigs came from an intensive farm in northeastern Italy. This is, to the authors’ knowledge, the first report of CE by Echinococcus granulosusu s.l. G6/G7 in the domestic pig in mainland Italy. E. granulosus s.l. G6/G7 is zoonotic and its circulation in Italy should be of concern for public health

First report of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato genotype G6/G7 in domestic pigs from mainland Italy / Genchi, Marco; Vismarra, Alice; Favilli, Alessandra; Bonilauri, Paolo; Prati, Paola; Ciuca, Lavinia; Passeri, Benedetta; Armando, Federico; Kramer, Laura Helen. - In: VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY. - ISSN 2405-9390. - 23:(2021), p. 100536. [10.1016/j.vprsr.2021.100536]

First report of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato genotype G6/G7 in domestic pigs from mainland Italy

Marco Genchi;Alice Vismarra
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Benedetta Passeri;Federico Armando;Laura Kramer
2021

Abstract

Cystic echinococcosis (CE; Echinococcus spp.) is widespread in many domestic animal species in Italy, with the G1-G3 genotype predominating. The G7 genotype (“pig strain”), which is much less common, has only been reported in pigs and wild boar from the island of Sardinia and in wild boars from southern mainland Italy. Ten pig livers with hydatid cysts were identified in a slaughterhouse in northwestern Italy. Multiplex PCR for Echinococcus granulosus gave positive results for two of these and subsequent sequencing confirmed the species as Echinococcus granulosusu s.l. G6/G7. Affected pigs came from an intensive farm in northeastern Italy. This is, to the authors’ knowledge, the first report of CE by Echinococcus granulosusu s.l. G6/G7 in the domestic pig in mainland Italy. E. granulosus s.l. G6/G7 is zoonotic and its circulation in Italy should be of concern for public health
First report of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato genotype G6/G7 in domestic pigs from mainland Italy / Genchi, Marco; Vismarra, Alice; Favilli, Alessandra; Bonilauri, Paolo; Prati, Paola; Ciuca, Lavinia; Passeri, Benedetta; Armando, Federico; Kramer, Laura Helen. - In: VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY. - ISSN 2405-9390. - 23:(2021), p. 100536. [10.1016/j.vprsr.2021.100536]
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