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Table 2 Results of the molecular analyses on air samples at different locations in the abattoir

From: Evaluation of the presence and zoonotic transmission of Chlamydia suis in a pig slaughterhouse

Location PCRII ViableC. suis Isolation score
Pig reception area + - 4
Slaughtering/bleeding area + - -
Pre-washing bath location + + 2
Dehairing area + + 2
Organ evisceration area + + 1
Individual wheighing area - - -
Chilling/hanging room + + 2
Pig intestine washing room + + 4
Dining room - - -
Administration office - - -
Total (positives/examined) 7/10 5/10  
  1. All samples were used for direct detection of C. suis DNA, by use of PCRI and II (results in column `PCRII’), for inoculation on Vero cells (results in column `Isolation score’) and subsequent identification of C. suis (column `viable C. suis’).