Nonencapsulated larvae of Trichinella pseudospiralis were detected in meat and muscle biopsy specimens.
Until 1995, Trichinella pseudospiralis, a nonencapsulating species of the genus Trichinella and the only species that infects both mammals and birds, was not considered a potential pathogen of humans and domestic animals, since it had been detected only in sylvatic animals (raccoon dog, corsac fox, tiger cat, tawny eagle, and rook) in remote regions (Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Tasmania) (1).
Epidemiologic, clinical, laboratory, and outcome characteristics of four patients infected with Trichinella pseudospiralis, southeastern France
Allozymic and biological characters of Trichinella pseudospiralis isolates from free-ranging animals.
Isolation and characterization of Trichinella pseudospiralis Garkavi, 1972 from a black vulture (Coragypus atratus).
Variations in microsatellite sequences provide evidence for population differences and multiple ribosomal gene repeats within Trichinella pseudospiralis.
Identification of Trichinella pseudospiralis from a human case using random amplified polymorphic DNA.