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Trichinella Infection Transmission
- Trichinosis occurs after eating meat that contains cysts.
- Cysts hatch within the human intestinal tract after exposure to stomach acid.
- Cysts produce adult roundworms that produce larvae.
- Larvae migrate through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream.
- Larvae form cysts in the muscle and other tissues.
- Adult worms eventually die and pass in the stool.
PubMed Trichinella Infection References
- Nelson M, Wright TL, Pierce A, Krogwold RA. A common-source outbreak of trichinosis from consumption of bear meat. J Environ Health. 2003 May;65(9):16-9, 24. 
- Taratuto AL, Venturiello SM. Trichinosis. Brain Pathol. 1997 Jan;7(1):663-72. 
- Watt G, Saisorn S, Jongsakul K, Sakolvaree Y, Chaicumpa W. Blinded, placebo-controlled trial of antiparasitic drugs for trichinosis myositis. J Infect Dis. 2000 Jul;182(1):371-4.