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Trichinosis is a parasitic roundworm disease. Human cases of trichinosis have been associated with eating undercooked homemade sausage that contains pork or horse meat, as well as eating walrus or bear meat. Because many states have adopted laws requiring that all garbage fed to hogs be sterilized, fewer people get trichinosis today. Although trichinosis is very uncommon in the United States, it is found occasionally in rural areas.
Last Updated March 06, 2009
Last Reviewed March 06, 2009