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Dozens of Trichinella illnesses linked to wild boar meat

5 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

A number of patients with symptoms of Trichinellosis have been detected near the Italian city of Turin.
A statement from early January by health authorities put the number of people affected at 20 but this past week local media reported up to 50 people are sick. All the wild boar salami still in the possession of implicated hunters was seized and examined for Trichinella with some of it positive for the parasite.
Suspicions were raised by doctors at Susa Hospital and confirmed by investigations at the Amedeo di Savoia hospital in Turin .
Those sick are hunters or their relatives and...
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