Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011
CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis
Worldwide Occurrence and Impact of Human Trichinellosis, 1986–2009
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Article Title: Worldwide Occurrence and Impact of Human Trichinellosis, 1986–2009
You are seeing a 40-year-old man with a 1-month history of myalgia, diarrhea, and intermittent fever. He has a history of eating raw meat on a hunting trip 6 weeks ago.
You suspect that this patient might have trichinellosis. What should you consider regarding the epidemiology of trichinellosis in the current study?
A - Trichinellosis was particularly common among Muslims
B - Western Europe had higher rates of trichinellosis compared with Eastern Europe
C - The prevalence of trichinellosis in the United States has risen dramatically
D - Argentina has the highest prevalence of trichinellosis in South America
Which of the following epidemiologic trends in trichinellosis was most pronounced in the current study?
A - Children had higher rates of trichinellosis compared with adults
B - Adults had higher rates of trichinellosis compared with children
C - Women had higher rates of trichinellosis compared with men
D - Men had higher rates of trichinellosis compared with women
What should you consider regarding the diagnosis and treatment of trichinellosis in this patient?
A - Symptoms of myalgia, diarrhea, and fever are common
B - Symptoms usually resolve within a few days of the initiation of therapy
C - No long-term sequelae to infection have been described
D - Trichinellosis is still usually fatal
Which of the following animals was the most common source of trichinellosis in the current study?
A - Horse
B - Dog
C - Cow
D - Pig
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