Trichinellosis Outbreak in Viet Nam

VIET NAM - The veterinary authorities have sent an Immediate Notification to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about a new outbreak of trichinellosis in pigs.
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The Vietnamese authorities sent the Immediate Notification to OIE dated today (20 February), reporting a new outbreak of trichinellosis.

It occurred in Lang Cheu, in Bac Yen district of Son La province in the north of the country, near to the border with Lao. The outbreak started on 5 December 2008.

In a herd of 735 village pigs, 158 were affected, all of which were destroyed. The outbreak is now described as 'resolved'.

The causative organism has been identified as Trichinella spiralis, the muscle worm.

The last reported case of trichinella in Viet Nam was in 1991.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on trichinellosis (muscle worms) by clicking here.
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