Trichinellosis (trichinosis) is a parasitic infection caused by a roundworm of the Trichinella species. There are eight known species, and all are capable of causing human disease. The most common infections are caused by Trichinella spiralis, which can be found in pigs, rodents, horses, bears, and foxes. Another common species is Trichinella nativa, which infects humans after ingestion of infected bear or dog meat. Humans are incidental hosts. Reservoir hosts include carnivorous animals such as rats, mice, and foxes.
|Title of host publication||Netter's Infectious Disease|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 2012|