Control I Public-Health Aspects (with Special Reference to the United States)

  • Jack C. Leighty


Prevention of human trichinosis presents a complex challenge to scientists and public-health officials throughout the world. Where the problem does not yet exist, it must not be allowed to develop as animal production, processing, and marketing practices change (Steele and Arambulo, 1975). In countries in which effective control measures have practically eradicated the infection from swine, the costly vigilance must be continued indefinitely lest reintroduction occur with tragic results. Where a country’s control of commercially slaughtered swine has not also been adequate to prevent human infection resulting from the consumption of farm-slaughtered pork, the task that remains is difficult but obvious (Kozar, 1961). A heavy burden of responsibility also rests with those countries that are major producers of swine but have incomplete programs for trichinosis control (Cockrill, 1963). Trichinella- infected pork, imported from such countries into countries that have


Meat Inspection Congenital Toxoplasmosis Meat Industry Inspection Program Plant Health Inspection 
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  • Jack C. Leighty
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  1. 1.DunkirkUSA

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