Trichinellosis

(Trichinosis)

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.

 

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Updated 19 June 2019