trichinellosis


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Related to trichinellosis: Trichinella spiralis, Trichinella, cysticercosis

trich·i·no·sis

(trik'i-nō'sis),
The disease resulting from ingestion of raw or inadequately cooked pork (or bear or walrus meat) that contains encysted larvae of the nematode parasite Trichinella spiralis. The initial symptoms of human disease are abdominal pain, cramping, and diarrhea, associated with the development of the parasites in the small intestine. After the resultant larval parasites migrate and invade muscular tissue, a second set of symptoms is manifest, including facial and periorbital edema, myalgia, fever, pruritus, urticaria, conjunctivitis, and signs of myocarditis.
[Trichinella (trichina) + G. -osis, condition]

trichinellosis

(trĭk′ə-nə-lō′sĭs)

trichinellosis

(trik?i-nel-lo'sis) [Gr. trichinos, of hair, + osis, condition] Trichinosis.

trichinellosis

trichinosis.
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The annual number of human cases of trichinellosis reported in Canada between 1970 and 1997 ranged between 3 to 49, with a mean of 18.
The second outbreak of trichinellosis caused by Trichinella papuae in Thailand.
Further information regarding Trichinellosis is available on the official website of the International Commission on Trichinellosis (http://monsite.
Reliable estimates of the incidence of trichinellosis among humans and its effect on health are not available; these estimates are necessary for setting priorities.
A blood sample obtained for swine fever monitoring shortly before slaughtering was sent to the National Reference Laboratory for Trichinellosis.
Immunoblot tests for human trichinellosis were conducted by using the 109-kDa diagnostic band (sensitivity 100%, specificity 100%) (8).
dagger]) Sensitivity: serum samples from patients infected with schistosomiasis (35), tropical filariasis (20), fascioliasis (12), and trichinellosis (3) were used.
To the Editor: Trichinellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the nematode Trichinella.
For example, eating meat from exotic animals such as bear increases the risk of acquiring trichinellosis (33).
Participants from these villages were recruited for a study on trichinellosis, a parasitic infection recently reported in this area; at least 5 mL of venous blood had been collected from each participant in 1999, and these specimens were separated and treated as described elsewhere (7).
Two outbreaks of trichinellosis in the state of Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany.
Four persons became ill with trichinellosis after eating meat from a wild boar hunted in Camargue, France.