Urban Wild Boars and Risk for Zoonotic Streptococcus suis, Spain
, Marcelo Gottschalk, Virginia Aragon, Jordi Càmara, Carmen Ardanuy, Roser Velarde, Nuria Galofré-Milà, Raquel Castillo-Contreras, Jorge R. López-Olvera, Gregorio Mentaberre, Andreu Colom-Cadena, Santiago Lavín, and Oscar Cabezón
Author affiliations: Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA, IRTA-UAB), Bellaterra, Spain (X. Fernández-Aguilar, V. Aragon, N. Galofré-Milà, O. Cabezón); Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (X. Fernández-Aguilar, R. Velarde, R. Castillo-Contreras, J.R. López-Olvera, G. Mentaberre, A. Colom-Cadena, S. Lavín, O. Cabezón); Université de Montréal, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (M. Gottschalk); Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain (J. Càmara, C. Ardanuy); CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Madrid, Spain (C. Ardanuy)
Figure 1. Part of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, Spain, showing land characteristics, Collserola Natural Park, the location of the wild boars sampled, and results of Streptococcus suis serotype 2 strains, identified by both isolation and molecular detection. Letters indicate locations where several wild boars were sampled, obtained by box traps (A, n = 21) or regular hunting campaigns (B, n = 9; C, n = 14; D, n = 5).
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