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What is trichinosis?
Trichinosis is a disease caused by parasitic roundworms (nematodes) that can infect and damage body tissues. Nematodes are a major division of the
helminth family of parasitic worms (for example,
Trichinella spiralis). When ingested, these parasitic nematodes can pass through the intestinal tract to invade other tissues, such as muscle, where they persist. Trichinosis is also termed trichinellosis, trichiniasis, or trichinelliasis. Trichinosis is not trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease caused by the
Trichomonas vaginalis parasite.