Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
- B75 - Trichinellosis BILLABLE CODE
Clinical Information for Trichinellosis (B75)
Trichinellosis - An infection with TRICHINELLA. It is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat that is infected with larvae of nematode worms TRICHINELLA genus. All members of the TRICHINELLA genus can infect human in addition to TRICHINELLA SPIRALIS, the traditional etiological agent. It is distributed throughout much of the world and is re-emerging in some parts as a public health hazard and a food safety problem.
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- infection due to Trichinella species