trichinosis, foodborne disease, parasite
Trichinosis is a foodborne disease caused by the parasite (worm) Trichinella spiralis. Many meat-eating animals, including humans, can be infected with trichinosis. In humans, the incidence of infection depends upon the number of Trichinella larvae ingested. The initial sign of trichinosis infection in humans is gastroenteritis. Symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Many cases are mild and generally go by unnoticed or are confused with other foodborne illnesses with similar symptoms.
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