Introduction: Trichinosis


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Trichinosis: Worm infection usually caught from pigs

Trichinosis: Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis (TRICK-a-NELL-o-sis), is caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game products infected with the larvae of a species of worm called Trichinella. Infection occurs worldwide, but is most common in areas where raw or undercooked pork, such as ham or sausage, is eaten. 1

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Last revision: June 13, 2003

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