Volume 53, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Trichinosis is an infection contracted by ingestion of meat containing viable larvae of the nematode . This report concerns an outbreak of infections with this parasite in Navarra, Spain that was associated with home-prepared pork products. After the detection of a person with trichinosis, a study of all subjects that had ingested meat from the presumably infected pork was carried out. Forty-four members of eight families were enrolled in the study. Ten had symptoms suggestive of trichinosis, 20 had hypereosinophilia, and 15 had positive serologic test results for anti- antibodies. Three groups could be distinguished according to the kind of product each subject had ingested (pork sausage, blood pudding, and loin). Twelve months later, all had a normal eosinophil count and a negative serology.


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