Trichinosis

Report within 24 hours of Diagnosis to the Local Health Department.

Trichinosis is an infection caused by eating raw or undercooked meat from pork or wild game animals that are infected with the larvae of a parasite. Infection occurs commonly in certain wild animals, but may also occur in farm-raised pigs. Symptoms can be mild or severe and may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and fever. There are several drugs that can treat trichinosis and treatment should begin as soon as possible.

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Last Reviewed: 5/11/2017