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Since 1975, 241 trichinosis cases were reported in Alaska, and 227 of them were from wild nonporcine game, mainly walrus or bear, according to the CDC.
The infection, also known as trichinosis, is caused by eating the raw or undercooked meat of animals that are infected with a worm called Trichinella, according to the CDC.
Trichinellosis (also called trichinosis ) used to be much more common in the United States, with about 400 cases occurring each year in the 1940s, typically in people who ate undercooked pork, the CDC said.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s pork page, eating uncooked or undercooked pork can lead to problems from trichinosis, E. coli, salmonella, listeria, yersiniosis and staphylococcal food poisoning.
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Origin and Etymology of trichinosis
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of trichinosis
: infestation with or disease caused by trichinae contracted by eating raw or insufficiently cooked infested food and especially pork and marked initially by abdominal discomfort and cramping, nausea, and diarrhea and later by muscular pain, dyspnea, fever, and edema—called also trichinelliasis, trichiniasis
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