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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis

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 4

Frequency of major clinical signs associated with trichinellosis among World Health Organization regions, 1986–2009*

Region Total no. cases† Clinical sign, no. cases
Deaths
Diarrhea Myalgia Fever Facial and/or eyelid edema Headache Eosinophilia
African Region 28 28 8 11 8 6 6 0
Region of the Americas 1,229 400 969 821 790 410 606 10
Eastern Mediterranean Region 45 43 42 41 Not reported 30 0 4
European Region 3,118 798 1,971 1,387 1,617 351 1,850 24
South-East Asian Region 210 82 206 103 102 71 97 1
Western Pacific Region 747 79 409 474 429 104 180 8
Total no. (%) 5,377 (100.0) 1,430 (27.0) 3,605 (67.0) 2,837 (53.0) 2,946 (55.0) 972 (18.0) 2,739 (51.0) 35 (1.0)

*Report references are available in the Technical Appendix, section C.
†Cases included in this table were selected from all reports on the basis of detailed descriptions of clinical data in the reports.

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