Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program

Zoonotic - Trichinosis

Trichinosis (trick-i-no-sis), also called trichinellosis (trick-i-nell-o-sis), is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with the larvae of a species of worm called Trichinella. Infection occurs commonly in certain wild carnivorous (meat-eating) animals but may also occur in domestic pigs