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Disease Name: Trichinosis

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Please review the Idaho Reportable Disease Rules (IDAPA 16.02.10) for the most up-to-date information.

Trichinosis: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/trichinellosis/

Overview / Case Definition

A disease caused by ingestion of Trichinella larvae, usually through consumption of Trichinella-containing meat – or food contaminated with such meat – that has been inadequately cooked prior to consumption. The disease has variable clinical manifestations.

Common signs and symptoms among symptomatic persons include:




Within 3 working days

Reportable by Healthcare and Labs:

Reportable by Food Service Facility:

Suspect Reportable:

Reporting Timeframe: Within 3 working days

Diagnosis / Testing

Includes serologic antibody testing or muscle biopsy


Additional Information

Trichinosis: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/trichinellosis/

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