Summary: An infection with TRICHINELLA. It is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat that is infected with larvae of nematode worms TRICHINELLA genus. All members of the TRICHINELLA genus can infect human in addition to TRICHINELLA SPIRALIS, the traditional etiological agent. It is distributed throughout much of the world and is re-emerging in some parts as a public health hazard and a food safety problem.

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  1. Angheben A, Mascarello M, Zavarise G, Gobbi F, Monteiro G, Marocco S, et al. Outbreak of imported trichinellosis in Verona, Italy, January 2008. Euro Surveill. 2008;13: pubmed
  2. Taher E, Méabed E, El Akkad D, Kamel N, Sabry M. Modified dot-ELISA for diagnosis of human trichinellosis. Exp Parasitol. 2017;177:40-46 pubmed publisher
    This study aimed to modify Dot-Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (dot-ELISA) for the diagnosis of human trichinellosis and to compare its performance with indirect ELISA and Western-blot assay (EITB)...
  3. Bilska Zajac E, Różycki M, Chmurzyńska E, Antolak E, Próchniak M, Grądziel Krukowska K, et al. First case of Trichinella nativa infection in wild boar in Central Europe-molecular characterization of the parasite. Parasitol Res. 2017;116:1705-1711 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the analyzed DNA sequences of both genes present new haplotypes of T. nativa in comparison to that described previously. ..
  4. Hasby Saad M, Hasby E. Trichinella Spiralis Impact on Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Immunohistochemical Study by Image Analyzer in Murine Model. Exp Mol Pathol. 2017;102:396-407 pubmed publisher
    ..This could be beneficial for cell regeneration and tissue repair in case of presence of a disease induced damage. ..
  5. Fernandez I, Mihovilovich A. [A hundred years since the beginning of the Great War: trichinosis outbreak in Dresden marine in Chile: Chronicle of an announced infection]. Rev Chilena Infectol. 2017;34:176-180 pubmed publisher
  6. Angkasekwinai P, Sodthawon W, Jeerawattanawart S, Hansakon A, Pattanapanyasat K, Wang Y. ILC2s activated by IL-25 promote antigen-specific Th2 and Th9 functions that contribute to the control of Trichinella spiralis infection. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184684 pubmed publisher
    ..spiralis infection and their collaborative interactions may play a key role in mounting effective antigen-specific Th2 and Th9 cytokine responses against T. spiralis infection. ..