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Prevention of Trichinosis

Prevention of Trichinosis:

Methods of prevention of Trichinosis mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Trichinosis.

  • Cooking meat
  • Freezing meat
  • Cook sausages fully
  • Avoid undercooked pork
  • Avoid undercooked pig meat products
  • Irradiating meat

Clinical Trials for Trichinosis

Some of the clinical trials for Trichinosis include:

Treatments for Trichinosis

Treatments to consider for Trichinosis may include:

Prevention of Trichinosis:

Trichinosis: DPD (Excerpt)

How can I prevent trichinosis?

  • Cook meat products until the juices run clear or to an internal temperature of 170 o F.

  • Freeze pork less than 6 inches thick for 20 days at 5 o F to kill any worms.

  • Cook wild game meat thoroughly. Freezing wild game meats, unlike freezing pork products, even for long periods of time, may not effectively kill all worms.

  • Cook all meat fed to pigs or other wild animals.

  • Do not allow hogs to eat uncooked carcasses of other animals, including rats, which may be infected with trichinosis.

  • Clean meat grinders thoroughly if you prepare your own ground meats.

Curing (salting), drying, smoking, or microwaving meat does not consistently kill infective worms. (Source: excerpt from Trichinosis: DPD)

Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Researchers and health care providers have known all the basic facts necessary for preventing trichinosis in humans for years. You can kill the parasite by cooking (allowing all parts of the meat to reach at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit), freezing (16 degrees Fahrenheit for 36 hours). Irradiation can also kill T. spiralis. Smoking, pickling, and other methods of processing or preserving meats do not kill the parasite. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Prevention Claims: Trichinosis

Information on prevention of Trichinosis comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Trichinosis prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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