Trichinella


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Trichinella

 [trik″ĭ-nel´ah]
a genus of parasitic nematodes (roundworms). T. spira´lis is a species found in the striated muscle of various animals, and causes trichinosis in humans who eat poorly cooked pork.

Trichinella

(trik'i-nel'ă),
A nematode genus in the aphasmid group that causes trichinosis in humans and other carnivores.
[Mod. L. fr. trichina + dim. suffix ella]

Trich·i·nel·la

(trik'i-nel'ă)
A nematode genus in the aphasmid group that causes trichinosis in humans and carnivores.
[Mod. L. fr. trichina + dim. suffix -ella]

Trichinella

(trik″ĭ-nel′ă)
A genus of nematode worms belonging to the order Trichurida and the family Trichinellidae. They are parasitic in humans, hogs, rats, and many other mammals.
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TRICHINELLA SPIRALIS

Trichinella spiralis

The species of Trichinella that commonly infests humans, causing trichinosis. Infection occurs when raw or improperly cooked meat, particularly pork and wild game, containing cysts is eaten. Larvae excyst in the duodenum and invade the mucosa of the small intestine, becoming adults in 5 to 7 days. After fertilization, each female deposits 1000 to 2000 larvae, which enter the blood or lymph vessels and circulate to various parts of the body where they encyst, esp. in striated muscle.
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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services provided additional education to employees of the ranch about the risk for Trichinella ingestion and the need to inform hunting patrons.
Trichinella pseudospiralis in humans: description of a case and its treatment.
Helminth parasitism in martens (Martes americana) and ermines (Mustela erminea) from Washington, with comments on the distribution of Trichinella spiralis.
Exposure to Trichinella was defined as consumption of pork in which Trichinella spiralis larvae were identified.
A total of 261 persons consumed meat products contaminated with Trichinella spiralis larvae.
Mice in the PI-IBS group were infected with Trichinella spiralis larvae (350-400 larvae per mouse) by oral gavage (0.1 ml in 0.9% saline), while mice in the control group received the same volume of normal saline [20].
Humans can be infected by many species of Trichinella including T.
Asimismo, se registro la presencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi en el 4% y larvas de Trichinella spiralis en el 25.3% de los individuos.
Characterization of levamisole binding sites in Trichinella spiralis.