STUDY OF TRICHINELLA INFECTION IN WILD MAMMALS IN THE KURSK REGION

Vagin, Malysheva, Samofalova
2021 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PARASITIC DISEASE CONTROL  
In the territory of the Kursk region, according to official statistics, trichinosis in humans is extremely rare, mainly in the form of imported cases. However, sometimes cases of the disease are detected among the population, which are associated with trichinella infection when eating meat of wild mammals living in the natural biocenoses of the Kursk region. In this regard, the purpose of our study was to study the infection of wild animals with Trichinella in the Kursk region. Trichinella
more » ... n. Trichinella larvae were identified by the method of compressor trichinelloscopy and the method of digestion of muscle tissue in artificial gastric juice. Capsule-forming larvae of Trichinella (Trichinella spp.) were found in the muscles of animals. Trichinella was found in the stone marten (10,5%), polecat (6,7%), red fox (5,9%), raccoon dog (22,2%) and white-breasted hedgehog (5,3%). Earlier, we conducted studies that showed that in the Kursk region, Trichinella parasitize not only in carnivores and insectivores, but also among rodents and wild boars. High rates of infection in predators indicate a wide spread of Trichinella in natural biocenoses of the Kursk region. This creates an actual risk for people to be infected with Trichinella. This risk is especially significant for family members of hunters, their relatives and friends.
doi:10.31016/978-5-6046256-1-3.2021.22.112-116 fatcat:c5t7mfy53vfrxlhb45ssrmhl5e