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Wild boars - Trichinella and virus

Trichinella spp. and viral diseases with the possibility to spread to domestic swine herds have not been found in Norwegian wild boars (Sus scrofa). A highy limited number of samples are examined annually in this programme. The programme has been terminated in 2015.

The aim of the programme is to screen for Trichinella spp. and to ascertain the absence of specific viral infections in wild boar, in order to evaluate migrating wild boars as a risk factor for the health of domestic swine herds in Norway.   

Wild boars have recently established focal populations in the south-eastern part of Norway (mainly Østfold and Akershus counties). Wild boar may harbor a variety of diseases that could pose a threat to Norwegian swine herds.