Trichinella spiralis - Trichinellosis
Trichinosis is a zoonotic disease transmitted by eating uncooked or undercooked infected meat products (mainly pork). Trichinella infections are most often diagnosed in the laboratory based on detection of antibodies to excretory/secretory Trichinella antigen by ELISA or IFA. Testing is rarely positive in early disease. IgG antibodies can be detected approximately 12 to 60 days postinfection.
Last Update: March 2018