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J Korean Med Sci. 2011 Dec;26(12):1630-3. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2011.26.12.1630. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

An outbreak of trichinellosis with detection of Trichinella larvae in leftover wild boar meat.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The clinical diagnosis of trichinellosis can be difficult due to lack of pathognomonic signs or symptoms. In Korea, since the first report of human infection by Trichinella spiralis in 1997 following the consumption of raw badger meat, there have been occasional trichinellosis outbreaks. We describe an outbreak of 12 cases of trichinellosis in Korea and implicate raw wild boar meat as the culprit. A total of 27 larvae of Trichinella (0.54 larvae per gram of meat) were recovered from the leftover raw wild boar meat.

KEYWORDS:

Disease Outbreaks; Trichinellosis; Wild Boar

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22148002
PMCID:
PMC3230025
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10.3346/jkms.2011.26.12.1630
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