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The Municipal Government of Cañuelas, Buenos Aires province in Argentina through the Ministry of Health and the Directorate of Zoonoses report eight cases of trichinosis have been confirmed in the city, while lab testing on another five cases are pending.

Trichinella spiralis parasite
Trichinella spiralis cysts

The infections are reportedly due to the consumption of sausage. The name of the manufacturing establishment(s) or the places where seizures occurred were not disclosed.

From the moment the situation became known, the Municipality coordinated actions through different areas to try to determine the focus of the infection. Several seizures of products that did not have the proper origin information where it was made.

It is important to remind the population that only sausages should be consumed that have clear information regarding the origin and are prepared in duly authorized establishments.

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