Volume 8, june 2001Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (20-24 august 2000)
|Page(s)||S263 - S265|
|Published online||17 September 2014|
Xth ICT, August 2000
Horse trichinellosis, an unresolved puzzle
Laboratory of Parasitology, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.
* Correspondence : Istituto Superiore di Sanità, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome. Italy Tel. : +390649902304 - Fax : +390649387065 E-mail : email@example.com
In spite of routine controls to detect Trichinella larvae in horse-meat, human infections due to horse-meat consumption continue to occur in France and Italy, The epidemiology of horse trichinellosis since its discovery in 1975 is outlined, addressing the possible modes of natural transmission to horses, the need to develop more sensitive methods for detecting Trichinella larvae in horses, and the economic impact of horse trichinellosis. Investigations of human outbreaks due to horse-meat consumption have implicated single cases of inadequate veterinary controls on horses imported from non-European Union countries. In particular, most cases of human infection have been attributed to horses imported from Eastern Europe, where pig trichinellosis is re-emerging and the main source of infection in horses.
Key words: horsemeat / outbreak / trichinellosis / epidemiology
© PRINCEPS Editions, Paris, 2001, transferred to Société Française de Parasitologie
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