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Trichinosis (Trichinellosis)

Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis (TRICK-a-NELL-o-sis), is caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game products infected with the larvae of a species of worm called Trichinella. Infection occurs worldwide, but is most common in areas where raw or undercooked pork, such as ham or sausage, is eaten.

Disease Reporting

Health care providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases and suspect cases of trichinosis to local health departments within one working day of identification.

See our disease reporting page for information on how to report and for telephone numbers of local health departments.

For county health departments:

For reportable diseases lacking Oregon-specific investigative guidelines or case report forms, please contact the epidemiologist on-call for assistance.



See Also
CDC website for more information.