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Trichinella infection in travelers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1940453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To define the incidence of trichinosis associated with foreign travel and characterize the epidemiologic and clinical features of cases acquired abroad, all case report forms submitted to the Centers for Disease Control through state health departments and the National Morbidity Reporting System from 1975 to 1989 were reviewed. Twenty-six cases of travel-associated trichinosis were identified during that period. Most reported cases (73%) occurred between 1982 and 1987. Affected patients were more likely to have traveled to Mexico and Asian countries (65%). Reported high-risk behaviors included consumption of undercooked pork products, use of unsanitary cooking practices, and importation of potentially contaminated meat products into the United States. Trichinosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of eosinophilia in travelers returning from abroad. Pretravel counseling that includes information concerning the risk of eating improperly prepared meat products may help future travelers minimize the risk of acquiring this illness.
Authors:
J B McAuley; M K Michelson; P M Schantz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0022-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-02     Completed Date:  1991-12-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413675     Medline TA:  J Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1013-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Parasitic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Africa
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Animals
Asia
Diagnosis, Differential
Eosinophilia / etiology
Europe
Female
Guam
Humans
Incidence
Male
Meat
Mexico
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Swine
Travel*
Trichinellosis / epidemiology*,  etiology
United States

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