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

J. A. Mortenson, M. L. Kent, D. R. Fowler, Bruno B Chomel, D. A. Immell

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology


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