Trichinellosis is a foodborne infection caused by an intestinal parasite belonging to the family Trichinella. Infection can occur through eating contaminated raw or undercooked meat. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Other symptoms occur as the disease progresses, including headache, muscle soreness, fever and facial swelling. Infection can be prevented by cooking meat to appropriate temperatures.
PHO Grand Rounds: Measles and varicella maternal antibody waning in Ontario infants
In this presentation, we will outline the epidemiology of measles and varicella. We will also describe a study performed at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to investigate immunity to measles and varicella in infants that are less than 12 months of age.