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Old 03-14-2006, 08:48 PM   #6
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The most common way that humans become infected with trichinosis is by eating raw or undercooked pork.




People can also become infected by eating wild game, such as bear, cougar, fox, dog, wolf, horse, seal, or walrus.

Within a few days, the victim becomes feverish and experiences abdominal symptoms:

pain, nausea, vomiting, and watery stools. A few days later the victim may still have pains in the joints, headaches, and swelling of the face.



In addition, severe pain develops in the muscles of the limbs, in the chest, and in the eyes.





Breathing is often painful because the diaphragm becomes heavily infected. The illness gradually subsides after seven to 14 days, although it can be fatal for about five percent of people. As of now, there is no known specific treatment for trichinosis, but it can be prevented.


Trichina cysts in meat can be destroyed completely by thoroughly cooking the meat to 170 F (77 C) or by freezing the meat for three to four weeks. Cured or smoked pork is not safe for consumption.



why eat something that has to be cured in the first place ?


http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/t.../trichina.html
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