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Trichinellosis: old facts and new developments

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Show simple item record Geerts, S. en_US de Borchgrave, J. en_US Dorny, P. en_US Brandt, J. en_US 2007-12-06T14:36:11Z 2007-12-06T14:36:11Z 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0372-610X en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A2A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A3A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA en_US
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract Trichinellosis is a helminth zoonosis, which is known since long, but which is emerging or re-emerging in several regions of the world. During the last years the number of cases of trichinellosis in pigs and man in several East-European countries has increased very much due to the breakdown of the veterinary services because of the difficult political and socio-economic situation. In several third world countries on the other hand trichinellosis has become more important due to the increasing number of small traditional pig farms, in which the hygienic conditions are suboptimal. Furthermore, outbreaks of human trichinellosis have been reported due to recently discovered new species such as T. pseudospiralis and T. papuae. Over the last 25 years horsemeat has been more important as a source of human trichinellosis within the European Union than pork or wild boar meat. In Belgium, however, no cases of human trichinellosis have been reported since 1979. A review is presented of the available data on animal trichinellosis in Belgium. The potential risk for the consumer is discussed. Finally, some suggestions are made for a new approach of trichinellosis control in Belgium and the European Union. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Zoonoses en_US
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.subject Trichinellosis en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Incidence en_US
dc.subject Human en_US
dc.subject Control en_US
dc.subject Meat inspection en_US
dc.subject Detection en_US
dc.subject Laboratory techniques and procedures en_US
dc.subject Belgium en_US
dc.subject Europe, West en_US
dc.title Trichinellosis: old facts and new developments en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Verhandelingen. Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van België nl
dc.citation.volume 64 en_US
dc.citation.pages 233-250 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Verh K Acad Geneeskd Belgi nl

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