Transmission dynamics of foodborne parasites in pork (pig and wild boar)

H.L. Enemark1; M.V. Johansen2; L. Alban3    1 Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksberg, Denmark2 University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark3 Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Copenhagen, Denmark


Pork, which is commonly consumed all over the world, may contain a number of zoonotic parasites; in this chapter, we focus on the tree Ts: Taenia solium, Toxoplasma gondii, and Trichinella spiralis. Globally these parasites are listed among the most important foodborne parasites. Clinical signs in humans vary from asymptomatic or mild unspecific general malaise to severe allergic reactions, neurological disorders, and even death. The chapter briefly ...

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