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A parasitic disease of mammals caused by the nematode parasite Trichinella, whose larvae migrate from the digestive tract and form cysts in various muscles of the body. Human trichinosis is caused by eating undercooked meat, usually pork.
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  • trichinellosis
  • trichinelliasis
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