Volume 8, june 2001Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (20-24 august 2000)
|Page(s)||S186 - S187|
|Published online||17 September 2014|
Xth ICT, August 2000
An expected outbreak of human trichinellosis for the consumption of horsemeat
Laboratory of Parasitology, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.
2 U.O. Malattie Infettive, AUSL, Piacenza, Italy.
* Correspondence : E. Pozio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy. Tel.: +390649902304 - Fax : +390649387065 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
In late February 1998, an outbreak of human trichinellosis occurred in the town of Piacenza (northern Italy) among 92 persons who had eaten raw horsemeat. The source of infection was a horse imported to the abattoir of Brescia one month previously. Although the horse had been found to be positive for trichinellosis upon routine examination, the head of an uninfected horse was exchanged with the head of the infected animal, which was mistakenly placed on the market.
Key words: Trichinella spiralis / horse meat / Italy / outbreak / human infections
© PRINCEPS Editions, Paris, 2001, transferred to Société Française de Parasitologie
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