Pig Erysipelas — A Review

Arlind Stafa, Keti Margariti, Ilirian Kumbe


Swine erysipelas is an important bacterial disease of pigs caused by infection with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; the clinical and pathological features of the disease have been well-described. Infection with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae has a significant economic impact on pig production systems worldwide. The organism has the ability to persist for long periods in the environment and survive in marine locations. Infection in man is occupationally related, occurring principally as a result of contact with animals, their products or wastes. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a causative agent zoonotic and it affectet people. At highest risk are butchers, abattoir workers, veterinarians, farmers, fisherman, fish handlers, and housewives. In addition to others, swine erysipelas, when uncontrolled, is an economically significant disease Stages Capable of affecting all of pork production. Therefore, the impact of this infection has been both in economic losses and public health.

Keywords: swine, erysipelas, zoonotic agent, public health.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/(aj).v5i12.1425

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