Definition of Trichinosis:

A disease caused by ingestion of raw or insufficiently cooked meat (usually pork) containing Trichinella larvae.  The disease has variable clinical manifestations including diarrhea, eosinophilia, fever, myalgia and periorbital edema.  The incubation period varies between 5 and 45 days.  GI symptoms may appear within a few days, whereas the systemic symptoms usually appear about 8 to 15 days after ingestion of infected meat.

Also: Trichinella spiralis, Trichinellosis

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