Sarcosporidiosis--an overlooked zoonosis. Man as intermediate and final host.

  title={Sarcosporidiosis--an overlooked zoonosis. Man as intermediate and final host.},
  author={Erik Greve},
  journal={Danish medical bulletin},
  volume={32 4},
  • Erik Greve
  • Published 1985 in Danish medical bulletin
Trichinoscopical investigation in 1971 revealed a prevalence rate of Sarcocystis infection of 2.8 percent in 49,000 sows and boars, and 0.67 percent in 60,000 bacon pigs. The investigation revealed ten percent infected stocks, showing that sarcosporidiosis is ubiquitous. Trichinoscopical examination of 112 specimens of human muscle tissue revealed four cases of sarcocystis infection corresponding to 3.6 percent-i.e., the rate of infection was comparable to that found in sows and boars. Man… CONTINUE READING

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