Clinical picture and epidemiology of trichinellosis in Grodno region

Russian Journal of Parasitology
UDC 619:616.995.132
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DOI: 10.12737/16658
Received  12.05.2015

Accepted 10.11.2015
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Zharnova V.V. 1, Zhmakin D.A. 2 , Nikitin V.F. 3
1 Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Republic of Belarus, 230023 Grodno, 22 Ozheshko St., е-mail:
2 Grodno State Medical University, Republic of Belarus, 230009 Grodno, 80 Gorky St.
3 All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Fundamental and Applied Parasitology of Animals and Plants named after K.I. Skryabin, 117218 Russia, 28 B. Cheremushkinskaya St., e-mail:


Objective of research: The purpose of our research was to analyze the infestation of wild boar meat according to the data of laboratories for veterinary-sanitary expertise of Grodno and to study the clinical picture                   of patients with Trichinella.

Material and methods: As research material served the statistical data on infestation of wild boar meat by Trichinella spiralis larvae provided from two laboratories for veterinary-sanitary expertise of Grodno, as well as statistics from the Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station on incidence of trichinellosis in Grodno region in 2012–2014.  

Results and discussion:  In Belorussia in 2012 of the total volume of helminthiasis 83 % fell to enterobiasis, 13,7 % – ascariasis, 3,3 % – to other 12 nosological entities identified during the reporting year:  alveococcosis, dirofilariasis, diphyllobothriasis, opisthorchiasis, strongyloidosis, te-niarinchosis, trichinellosis, trichocephaliasis, toxocariasis, cercariasis, cysticercosis, echinococcosis. Complex of natural conditions and species composition of natural hosts in Belorussia create favorable conditions for existence of natural foci of trichinellosis and define the endemic areas for this type of invasion. Wild boar meat infected by Trichinella spiralis larvae was investigated based on data received from two laboratories for veterinary-sanitary expertise of Grodno and medical records of patients of the Grodno Regional Infectious Clinical Hospital.

Keywords: trichinellosis, Trichinella spiralis, veterinary expertize, wild boar, Grodno region.


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