Trichinosis

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022

Trichinosis is an infection with the roundworm Trichinella spiralis. Roundworm bloodsuckers use a host body to duplicate and live. These parasites largely infect meat-eating animals such as foxes and bears, or meat- and plant-eating pets such as wild boars and residential pigs. The infection is acquired by eating roundworm larvae in undercooked or raw meat. The larvae grow into adult worms in the small intestine over numerous weeks when human beings consume undercooked meat having trichinella larvae. The adult worms after that generate larvae that take a trip via various tissues, including muscle mass. Trichinosis is most extensive in rural areas throughout the globe. Trichinosis can be treated with medication, though it's not constantly necessary. It's additionally very easy to stop. Signs and symptoms of trichinosis infection and their seriousness differ relying on the variety of larvae consumed in the contaminated meat. Abdominal symptoms can occur one to 2 days after infection. Other symptoms usually begin 2 to 8 weeks after infection.

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