Wild hogs: Researchers examine impact of feral pigs in eastern North Carolina

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 12:30 in Paleontology & Archaeology

America's feral pig population continues to expand, increasing the potential for interaction with humans and domestic swine -- and for spreading diseases. Researchers at North Carolina State University examined feral pigs from eastern North Carolina to determine exposure to two parasites that can be transmitted from animals to people -- Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and Trichinella.

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