[A family outbreak of trichinosis acquired in Israel].

  title={[A family outbreak of trichinosis acquired in Israel].},
  author={Arie Eisenman and R Einat},
  volume={122 11},
  pages={702-4, 751}
Trichinosis is a parasitic disease transmitted to man by ingestion of contaminated raw meat, usually pork, containing cysts of Trichinella spiralis. Formerly appearing as serious epidemics, it has now become uncommon due to public health control measures. Since the Jewish and Moslem religions forbid consumption of pork, the disease is even rarer in Israel. The literature indicates that all the cases of trichinosis hospitalized in Israel were contaminated abroad. We describe an Israeli family in… CONTINUE READING

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