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:
Severe illness can cause complications and may lead to heart failure.
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Confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health.