Trichinella

Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Fact sheet that outlines the etiology, clinical description, vectors and reservoirs, modes of transmission, incubation and infection period, epidemiology, reporting, laboratory testing, and controlling further spread of trichinosis.

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

A pre-harvest pork safety program that will provide documentation of swine management practices which minimize risk of exposure of swine to the zoonotic parasite Trichinella spiralis.

Columbia University.

Provides several illustrations, videos, and facts on Trichinella. Topics include biology, history, clinical information.

Trichinellosis Surveillance  ( pdf | 203 KB )

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cases are defined by clinical characteristics and the results of laboratory testing for evidence of Trichinella infection. States report cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System. The reported cases from 2002-2007 are summarized.

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Infectious Diseases.

Illustrates the causal agents and life cycle of Trichinella. Observe the above panel for clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment.

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