Trichinosis - Statistics and Incidence Rate

Trichinosis can be a mild to severe disease caused by a roundworm. It is transmitted by eating raw or undercooked meat, particularly pork, which is infected with the roundworms' larvae.

There are many signs and symptoms of trichinosis, including:

  • Muscle and eye pain
  • Diarrhea and vomiting

Severe illness can cause complications and may lead to heart failure.

Trichinosis in Niagara

  • Monitoring as far back as 2006, there have been no reported cases in Niagara

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Confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health.

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