Argentinian officials recently published a report about the Trichinella situation in their country.
The National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (SENASA) looked at Trichinella reports from 2010–2019. People can get trichinellosis, or trichinosis, from eating raw or undercooked meat from animals that are infected with Trichinella.
Argentina is very fruitful in pig production, hence why trichinellosis is so prominent. Cases usually peak in winter.
From 2014–2019, according to the Ministry of Health, there were 5,875 cases of trichinellosis reported.
SENASA officials are working with anyone involved in the notification chain, thus allowing the origin of outbreaks to be found sooner, and which can prevent more people from getting sick.
Although the main source of infection for Argentinians is pigs, some cases have also been linked to wild boar, puma, or other sausage meats. The parasite can spread quicker when people keep and slaughter pigs at home for their household, or if there are informal sales without proper controls on hygiene and feeding.