The Ministry of Health of Córdoba, through the Department of Zoonoses, reported 3 cases of trichinosis in the province. They were detected in the city of Córdoba, in Las Gramillas and another in Villa Santa Rosa.
The patients are in good health and are currently assisted on an outpatient basis. From the epidemiological interviews carried out, consumption of salami and chorizo was identified, coming from the department of Río Primero.
It should be noted that the origin of the outbreak is under study and the investigations are carried out by the provincial Zoonosis team, by agents of the General Directorate of Inspection of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, by SENASA, and by the municipalities involved.
Trichinosis is a disease transmitted by eating raw or undercooked pork contaminated with the Trichinella spiralis parasite.
The clinical manifestations are highly variable and can present as an unnoticed infection or present symptoms that generally begin with fever, severe muscle pain, headache, and pain and swelling around the eyes. Gastrointestinal signs such as diarrhea and vomiting may also appear.
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