• France and Serbia Trichinella outbreak linked to backyard pigs

    12 days ago - By Food Safety

    Meat from backyard pigs was the source of a trichinellosis outbreak in France and Serbia in 2017.
    Three patients were exposed in Serbia and took pork back to France where they shared it with relatives and friends. About 47 people were given the meat in France and Serbia and 20 cases of trichinellosis were reported, nine in France and 11 in Serbia. Nine of them were female.
    While cases in Serbia were moderate, those in France were severe, as all patients were hospitalized but none had major complications. One reason for this could be cases in Serbia ate mainly smoked pork, while dried pork...
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