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Outbreak of trichinellosis in Cáceres, Spain, December 2001-February 2002
Euro Surveill. 2002 Oct;7(10):136-8.
An outbreak of trichinellosis by T. britovi occured in Cáceres, Spain, between 18 December 2001 and 11 February 2002, following the consumption of insufficiently cooked meat from a domestic pig. Among the 56 people exposed, 26 cases of trichinellosis were diagnosed, of which 17 serologically confirmed. The mean incubation period was 23.5 days (3-45). Among the foodstuffs suspected, salami-type sausages were associated with an attack rate of 93.3% (14/15), and a dose-response relationship was observed. Trichinella britovi is essentially a sylvatic species, but this study suggests a change in the epidemiology of trichinellosis.
Adolescent | Adult | Age Distribution | Aged | Aged, 80 and over | Animals | Child | Child, Preschool | Cohort Studies | Disease Outbreaks | Disease Vectors | Female | Food Contamination | Humans | Infant | Male | Meat Products | Middle Aged | Retrospective Studies | Serologic Tests | Sex Distribution | Spain | Swine | Trichinellosis
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