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worms in meat? do all hogs have it and can

Trichinosis is caused by a parasite which lives in hog muscle. It is contracted by eating infected pork which has not been adequately cooked. The initial symptoms aren't too bad (nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, and abdominal discomfort), but untreated it can cause muscle impairment and even death. Less serious infections can have persistent symptoms which last for months. In the US during 1997-2001, an average of 12 cases per year were reported.

Many believe that this disease is likely behind the ancient prohibitions in Judaesim and Islam against eating pork.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/trichinosis/factsht_trichinosis.htm
 
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