An outbreak of trichinellosis in Hungary

Glatz, Katalin and Danka, József and Tombácz, Zsuzsanna and Bányai, Tivadar and Szilágyi, Andrásné and Kucsera, István (2012) An outbreak of trichinellosis in Hungary. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 59 (2). pp. 225-238. ISSN 1217-8950

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In a small village of Hungary, a human trichinellosis outbreak (affecting eight people) occurred in January–February, 2009. In the outbreak investigation (i) Trichinella spiralis larvae were detected in meat products derived from the pigs slaughtered in the backyard of one of the patients (a foxhunter) in December 2008, and in a brown rat captured in the same backyard; (ii) sera of 24 pigs held in 11 yards of the village and that of some dogs of the foxhunter were found Trichinella-positive; (iii) sera of five villagers who could not be infected in the particular outbreak were also found reactive in Trichinella-specific laboratory tests. The followings helped the rise of an outbreak: the geographical position and the presence of empty houses favoured the multiplication of rats; there was no extermination of rats in the previous years; there was no meat inspection; raw meat and improperly processed meat products were tasted at the pig-slaughter; villagers gave tastes to each other. People were informed on the symptoms, the way of transmission, and the possibilities of prevention of trichinellosis by experts. With the help of local authorities, all the properties including the grounds with empty houses were involved in the extermination of rodents.

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Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 06:19
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