Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

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Fresh Pork 1985

A group of persons who consumed pork from a sow that had been purchased from a local farm developed trichinosis. All case-patients denied eating raw, or undercooked pork. Three case-patients had been involved in the slaughter of the pig. Pork samples were examined and trichinae were identified. The farmer where the pig had been purchased had fed the pigs garbage, and the environment was conducive to rodents. The remaining pigs at the farm had serologic evidence of trichinosis.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 1985
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Maine
  • Organism(s):
  • Other
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Pork
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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