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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

CME ACTIVITY

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 6

Types of meat linked to trichinellosis cases and outbreaks in the world, by World Health Organization region and country, 1986–2009*

Region/country Meat source, % cases or outbreaks
Domestic pig Wild game Other
African Region: Ethiopia 0 100 0
Region of the Americas
Argentina, Chile 100 0 0
Canada 0 100 0
United States 57 43 0
Mexico 86 0 14 (horse)
Eastern Mediterranean Region: Iran and Lebanon 0 100 0
European Region
Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Serbia, United Kingdom 100 0 0
Estonia, Turkey, Ukraine 50 50 0
France 0 65 35 (horse)
Germany 83 17 0
Greece, Israel 0 100 0
Hungary 52 48 0
Italy 38 38 24 (horse)
Lithuania 48 52 0
Poland 41 59 0
Romania 95 5 0
Slovakia 50 25 25 (dog)
Spain 60 40 0
South-East Asian Region: Thailand 50 50 0
Western Pacific Region
People’s Republic of China 86 13 1 (dog and others)
Japan 25 75 0
South Korea 0 100 0
India, Laos, Papua New Guinea 50 50 0
Singapore, Vietnam 100 0 0

*Data for each country aggregated from our database of studies. Data are from reports cited in the Technical Appendix, section A.

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