Trichinella surveillance in black bears (Ursus americanus) from Oregon, USA.

TitleTrichinella surveillance in black bears (Ursus americanus) from Oregon, USA.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMortenson JA, Kent ML, Fowler DR, Chomel BB, Immell DA
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume50
Issue1
Pagination133-5
Date Published2014 Jan
ISSN1943-3700
Abstract

We used serology and muscle digestion to test black bears (Ursus americanus) from western Oregon, USA, for Trichinella. Results indicate black bears in Oregon are not part of a sylvatic cycle for Trichinella, and risk of human exposure to Trichinella larvae from eating black bear meat from Oregon appears low.

DOI10.7589/2012-03-058
Alternate JournalJ. Wildl. Dis.