The Trichinella notification rate in Europe almost doubled in 2019 compared to 2018, according to recently published data.

In 2019, 12 countries reported 141 cases of trichinellosis of which 96 were confirmed. Bulgaria with 55 confirmed cases, Italy with 10 and Spain with 40 but only 12 confirmed accounted for
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Argentinian authorities have published a report they hope will increase understanding of the Trichinella situation in the country.

The National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (SENASA) report analyzed Trichinellosis reports between 2010 and 2019. Trichinellosis, or trichinosis, is a disease people can get by eating raw or undercooked meat
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A follow-up study on Salmonella prevalence among dairy cattle on a Swedish Island has found much lower levels.

In late 2019, the National Veterinary Institute (SVA) and Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket), did an anonymous national milk tank survey for antibodies against Salmonella.

Milk samples from all the dairy herds
Continue Reading Follow-up dairy study shows less Salmonella; wild boar meat rules reviewed

Researchers have taken a step toward estimating the risk of disease transmission from wild meat consumption.

The team, including members of the Wildlife Conservation Society, have presented a framework to quantify the risk of zoonotic disease transmission in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) bushmeat system and help improve understanding
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