Trichinella spiralis

 

Trichinella spiralis

  • Found in pigs
  • Tiny round worms not more than 2-4 mm long.

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Symptoms

First symptoms

-          Nausea

-          Vomiting

-          Sweating

-          Diarrhea

10th day of first symptoms

-          Intense muscular pain

-          Breathing difficulty

-          Weakening of pulse and blood pressure

-          Nervous disorder, causing death due to heart failure.

Treatment

-          ­No practical treatment