14, Number 12–December 2008
Outbreak of Trichinellosis
Caused by Trichinella papuae, Thailand, 2006
Source of Article: http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/14/12/1913.htm
Chowalit Khumjui, Pravit Choomkasien, Paron Dekumyoy, Teera Kusolsuk, Wandee Kongkaew, Mutita Chalamaat, and Jeffrey L. Jones
Author affiliations: Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand (C. Khumjui, P. Choomkasien, W. Kongkaew, M. Chalamaat); Mahidol University, Bangkok (P. Dekumyoy,
T. Kusoluk); and Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.L. Jones)
In 2006, the Thailand Ministry of Public Health studied 28 patients from a
village in northern Thailand.
All had myalgia, edema, fever, and gastrointestinal
symptoms; most had eaten wild boar. A muscle biopsy specimen from a patient
showed nonencapsulated larvae with a cytochrome oxidase I gene
sequence of Trichinella papuae.