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Last Modified: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:49:05 IST
Disease name
Species affected
Multiple(not specified)
Trichinellosis in humans is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat from Trichinella-infected domestic animals, or game. Animals become infected by feeding on Trichinella-infected muscles. Ingested infective larvae mature and mate in the small intestine of host species including humans, pigs, rats, bears, walruses, horses (occasionally) and many other flesh-eating mammals, birds and reptiles.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health. RVL Division
Michael Sheahan SSVI/Micheál Casey SSRO
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