- Muscle soreness
- Edema of the lips and face
- Difficulty breathing
- Enlarged lymph glands
- Difficulty speaking
Trichinella infection is typically caused by eating raw or undercooked pork.
When a Trichinella worm is young, it encases itself in an animal's muscle tissue and then matures in a human host once that animal is consumed.
Just one huge reason to make sure your pork is cooked thoroughly!
Come back tomorrow to learn about flukes. Ewww!
(Picture Credit: HAH Croatian Food Agency)