DONALD G. POCOCK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PAUL R. SCHNURRENBERGER, D.V.M.; ARTHUR D. ZIEGLER, M.P.H.; FREDERICK H. WENTWORTH, M.D.; WINSLOW J. BASHE JR., M.D.
This is a report of an epidemic of trichinosis which occurred in a hospital population. Since only 20 to 25 cases of trichinosis are reported and investigated annually in the state of Ohio, the 60 cases identified in this outbreak represent an unusual opportunity to study the disease. The epidemic is of special interest because an unusual source of infection appeared to be responsible for the epidemic. It is hoped that this report will alert physicians that clinical trichinosis can be caused by eating very small amounts of infected meat, which may be mixed with other meat products making them
POCOCK DG, SCHNURRENBERGER PR, ZIEGLER AD, WENTWORTH FH, BASHE WJ. Trichinosis: A Point Source Outbreak. Ann Intern Med. ;59:323–331. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-3-323
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