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Last Modified: Thu, 17 May 2018 10:03:07 IST
Disease name Trichinellosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition 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
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI/Mícheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link