Volume 8, june 2001Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (20-24 august 2000)
|Page(s)||S106 - S108|
|Published online||17 September 2014|
Xth ICT, August 2000
Epidemiology of human and animal trichinellosis in Italy since its discovery in 1887
Laboratory of Parasitology. Istituto Superiore di Sanità, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.
* Correspondence : E. Pozio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy. Tel.: +390649902304 - Fax +390649387065 - e-mail : email@example.com
The epidemiology of trichinellosis In Italy is characterised by a sylvatic cycle present only on the mainland. The domestic cycle probably never existed, though a domestic focus occurred on the island of Sicily between 1933 and 1946. The red fox is the main reservoir, with the prevalence of infection ranging from 0.0 % in lowlands to 6 0 % in the Alps. The main etiological agent is Trichinella britovi. Trichinella pseudospiralis has been detected in two birds. From 1948 to March 2000, trichinellosis was diagnosed in 1,347 persons, who acquired the infection in 21 outbreaks.
Key words: humans / animals / trichinellosis / epidemiology / Italy
© PRINCEPS Editions, Paris, 2001, transferred to Société Française de Parasitologie
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