Trichinella Outbreak in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The National Health Services and Food Quality authority (SENASA) of Argentina has imposed a ban and controlled the slaughter of pigs in the aftermath of an outbreak of Trichinellosis in Pehaujo, Buenos Aires.According to the report, 170 people had been affected by the outbreak and 504 pigs had been identified for controlled slaughter in order … Continue reading Trichinella Outbreak in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Trichinella Outbreak in Belgium: How Infections Cross International Borders

Pork, infected with larvae of Trichinella, imported from Spain, has led to an outbreak of Trichinellosis in parts of Belgium. Though the outbreak focus has been identified and preventative measures adopted, this goes to show we have very poor control over how infections spread.