Trichinosis is a helminthiasis caused by a nematode Trichinella spiralis. Trichinellas are small, thread-like worms covered with striped cuticle. The length of a mature male is 1,2-2 mm with a thickness of 0,04-0,05 mm.
Transmission occurs by ingestion of meat containing encapsulated trichinella larvae. During digestion under the action of the gastric juice larvae (...)