Human Trichinellosis: Epidemiological Situation in Lithuania, 2008-2017

Saulius Caplinskas, Ausra Bartuliene, Galina Zagrebneviene
2018 Immunochemistry & Immunopathology  
Trichinellosis is an important public health problem in Lithuania. According to the data from the Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS, 391 cases of human trichinellosis were reported in Lithuania over the period of 2008-2017, including 13 sporadic cases and 33 outbreaks. The highest incidence rate of infection was recorded among adults. Epidemiological investigation showed that human trichinellosis in Lithuania is transmitted through consumption of infected pork and wild boar meat. 50.4%
more » ... d boar meat. 50.4% of cases of human trichinellosis during the period occurred due to consumption of infected wild boar meat that had not been examined for trichinellosis.
doi:10.4172/2469-9756.1000130 fatcat:xsqzd6pqebb4fewdlzbmenfery