RODMAN WILSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Trichinosis in human beings is infrequent now in the United States. The decline in prevalence of the disease is considered to be due to laws requiring the cooking of garbage before it is fed to swine, the widespread use of processed foods, the use of meat stored for long periods in low temperature lockers, and to public education concerning the hazards of eating inadequately cooked pork (1). Sporadic outbreaks of trichinosis still occur, however (2, 3).
In northern latitudes the larvae of Trichinella spiralis have been found in a wide variety of mammals including black, brown, and polar bear, dog,
WILSON R. Bear Meat Trichinosis: Profound Serum Protein Alterations, Minor Eosinophilia, and Response to Thiabendazole. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:965–971. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-965
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):965-971.
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