Raw wild boar sausages: new alarm in the Grosseto area

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Infected wild boar sausages. During some routine tests, the operators of the ASL 9 of Grosseto found them in the wild boar meat samples of two game hunting companies, Afv Polverosa and Afv Parrina, in the municipality of Orbetello (Grosseto). The trichinella alarm was immediately triggered and emergency measures were adopted in every district of the Province of Grosseto to prevent further risks.



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Infected wild boar sausages. During some routine tests, the operators of the ASL 9 of Grosseto found them in the wild boar meat samples of two game hunting companies, Afv Polverosa and Afv Parrina, in the municipality of Orbetello (Grosseto). Immediately it is the trichinella alarm was triggered and in each district of the Province of Grosseto emergency measures have been adopted to prevent further risks.

In particular, as reported by the Republic of Florence, a note was issued to all territorial hunting areas explaining the need for take a sample of 50 grams of diaphragmatic muscle for each wild boar killed, in order to ascertain the presence of the parasite.

Once again, therefore, as had already happened for the cases of infection that occurred less than a month ago in the province of Lucca, the experts underline "that all products that have not undergone cooking, as no other procedure ensures the destruction of any larvae present with certainty. It is certain that all the curing and grinding procedures do not eliminate the larvae ".

Trichinella is a parasite that can attack all mammalian species and that humans can contract by eating their raw meat. The classic symptoms of infection include linear subungual haemorrhages, periorbital edema, fever, muscle and joint pain, diarrhea or constipation. In short, eating raw or undercooked minced meat is really an unhealthy eating habit. In addition to one revenge of the swallowed boar.



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