Human Outbreak of Trichinellosis Caused by Trichinella papuae Nematodes, Central Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia

Jul 21, 2020

Trichinellosis is a parasitic disease caused by nematodes of the genus Trichinella and acquired by ingestion of raw or undercooked meat from infected animals. After consumption of raw meat from a wild pig during July–August 2017, a total of 33 persons  became infected by the nematode and 8 persons died.In Cambodia, common popular beliefs associated a strength transfer for man eating raw wild pig meat, but this type of food is widely rejected by woman because of its pronounced taste  and can probably explain the observed unbalanced sex ratio. Emerging Infectious Diseases


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