A trichinellosis outbreak in Borikhamxay Province, Lao PDR

Title
A trichinellosis outbreak in Borikhamxay Province, Lao PDR
Authors
Sayasone, S; Odermatt, P; Vongphrachanh, P; Keoluangkot, V; Dupouy-Camet, J; Newton, PN; Strobel, M
Keywords
EPIDEMIOLOGY
Issue Date
2006
Publisher
T ROY SOC TROP MED H
Citation
Trans. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.;DEC;2006;100;12
Abstract
Trichinellosis is documented in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and China. Data from Lao PDR are tacking. An outbreak investigation was conducted in Borikhamxay Province after three patients with suspected trichinellosis consulted the Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane. In total, 22 trichinellosis cases were identified; 21 cases could be confirmed by Western blot. High fever (100%), muscle pain (91%), upper eyelid oedema (86%) and diarrhoea (59%) were observed. Among the 22 patients, 86% had consumed pork meat from the same source. This is the first report of an outbreak investigation in Lao PDR since 1975. It shows that the incidence of trichinellosis is much higher than currently thought. (C) 2006 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2586
ISSN
0035-9203
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