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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

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Worldwide Occurrence and Impact of Human Trichinellosis, 1986–2009

K.rwin MurrellComments to Author  and Edoardo Pozio
Author affiliations: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (K.D. Murrell); Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (E. Pozio)

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Table 1

Clinically confirmed cases of trichinellosis in humans documented in World Health Organization regions, 1986–2009

Region (no. countries) No. (%) countries with trichinellosis No. (%) documented human infections No. (%) deaths
African Region (46) 1 (2.17) 28 (0.04) 1 (3.57)
Region of the Americas (12) 5 (42.67) 7,179 (10.90) 10 (0.10)
Eastern Mediterranean Region (22) 2 (9.09) 50 (0.07) 0
European Region (50) 29 (58.00) 56,912 (86.47) 24 (0.04)
South-East Asian Region (11) 1 (9.69) 219 (0.33) 1 (0.50)
Western Pacific Region (27) 3 (11.11) 1,344 (2.04) 6 (0.40)
Other*
NA
86 (0.13)
0
Total (168) 41 (24) 65,818 (100.00) 42 (0.40)

*Infections acquired in countries other than the one in which diagnosis occurred. NA, not applicable

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