Trichinosis or trichinellosis is a medical term that is used to describe the infectious invasion of the trichinella worm. The larvae of this parasite are contained in the cystic flesh of the recently deceased animals. Once these cysts are consumed, stomach acids break their hard shells, allowing the unformed wormlets to wiggle around the body. The younglings settle in the small intestine, where they take their time to mature (1-2 days). Once they’re fully grown, they undergo the mating process. The females then lay their eggs, and when they hatch into tiny worms, they all spread throughout the arteries and into muscle tissue, before ultimately encysting within them.

 

Trichinosis was never a widespread health concern. The number of afflicted individuals per year always stuck in between 10 and 20 in the United States, and this number hasn’t seen much of a rise ever since the disease was discovered. Trichinella will never be a problem for the modern man because it can only occur under the influence of grave inattention. One needs to eat the undercooked or entirely unprepared flesh of a dead animal to get this disease, meaning more than 80% of Trichinella’s potential victims are those that hunt their food. If faced with this condition, they will experience a few or more of the following ten symptoms.

1) Nausea

The first sign that something is wrong inside the stomach is the all-too-familiar feeling of nausea. In this case, it is produced by the abnormal movement inside the stomach and the small intestine. To combat the invaders and remove them from the system, the body will attempt to stimulate the urge to vomit.

 

Although nausea can be attributed to a number of other diseases, few conditions other than trichinosis will make it invulnerable to most common treatments.

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