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The fifth outbreak of trichinosis in Korea.
Korean J Parasitol 2011; 49(4):405-8KJ

Abstract

Trichinosis is a food-borne zoonotic disease caused by the nematode, Trichinella spp., and had been reported several times in Korea. Recently, there was an additional outbreak, involving 5 patients, the findings from which are reported herein. On 30 November 2010, 8 persons ate sashimi of the meat of a wild boar. Then, 2-3 weeks later, they complained of myalgia and fever. Unfortunately, muscle biopsy was not performed, but ELISA was performed using their sera. Two people among 8 were positive for Trichinella on the 34th day post-infection (PI), and 3 patients who initially revealed negative ELISA were additionally proved to be positive for trichinosis on the 42nd day PI. Hence, the confirmed patients of trichinosis were 5 in total in the present outbreak. They were treated with albendazole and discharged uneventfully. This was the fifth outbreak of trichinosis in Korea.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Divison of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook Unverisity, Cheonan 330-714, Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22355208

Citation

Rhee, Ji-Young, et al. "The Fifth Outbreak of Trichinosis in Korea." The Korean Journal of Parasitology, vol. 49, no. 4, 2011, pp. 405-8.
Rhee JY, Hong ST, Lee HJ, et al. The fifth outbreak of trichinosis in Korea. Korean J Parasitol. 2011;49(4):405-8.
Rhee, J. Y., Hong, S. T., Lee, H. J., Seo, M., & Kim, S. B. (2011). The fifth outbreak of trichinosis in Korea. The Korean Journal of Parasitology, 49(4), pp. 405-8. doi:10.3347/kjp.2011.49.4.405.
Rhee JY, et al. The Fifth Outbreak of Trichinosis in Korea. Korean J Parasitol. 2011;49(4):405-8. PubMed PMID: 22355208.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The fifth outbreak of trichinosis in Korea. AU - Rhee,Ji-Young, AU - Hong,Sung-Tae, AU - Lee,Hye-Jung, AU - Seo,Min, AU - Kim,Suk-Bae, Y1 - 2011/12/16/ PY - 2011/06/09/received PY - 2011/07/26/revised PY - 2011/08/16/accepted PY - 2012/2/23/entrez PY - 2012/2/23/pubmed PY - 2014/7/25/medline KW - ELISA KW - Trichinella KW - outbreak KW - trichinosis KW - wild boar SP - 405 EP - 8 JF - The Korean journal of parasitology JO - Korean J. Parasitol. VL - 49 IS - 4 N2 - Trichinosis is a food-borne zoonotic disease caused by the nematode, Trichinella spp., and had been reported several times in Korea. Recently, there was an additional outbreak, involving 5 patients, the findings from which are reported herein. On 30 November 2010, 8 persons ate sashimi of the meat of a wild boar. Then, 2-3 weeks later, they complained of myalgia and fever. Unfortunately, muscle biopsy was not performed, but ELISA was performed using their sera. Two people among 8 were positive for Trichinella on the 34th day post-infection (PI), and 3 patients who initially revealed negative ELISA were additionally proved to be positive for trichinosis on the 42nd day PI. Hence, the confirmed patients of trichinosis were 5 in total in the present outbreak. They were treated with albendazole and discharged uneventfully. This was the fifth outbreak of trichinosis in Korea. SN - 1738-0006 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22355208/The_fifth_outbreak_of_trichinosis_in_Korea_ L2 - http://www.parasitol.or.kr/kjp/DOIx.php?id=10.3347/kjp.2011.49.4.405 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -