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Trichinella infection from imported meat

by 5m Editor
27 December 2002, at 12:00am

GERMANY - Three cases of Trichinellosis have occurred in Frankfurt am Main in Germany.

Trichinella infection from imported meat. GERMANY - Three cases of Trichinellosis have occurred in Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
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The source of infection was smoked wild boar meat brought into Germany by travellers from Romania. About 2-3 weeks after the infection, the patients developed myositis, fever, headache, night sweats, severe weakness, and a moderate periorbital swelling.

Leukocyte count was well above 20 000 cells per square mm, with eosinophils up to 48 percent.

CPK (and isoenzyme MB) were markedly elevated. Serology turned to be positive about 3-4 weeks after infection. The patients' condition improved considerably after treatment.

Source: A ProMED-mail post by Dr. G. Weigand MD, DTMH, Frankfurt, Germany - 27th December 2002

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