The trichinosis is a disease caused by a parasite called trichina , whose larvae have the ability to enter the muscles of certain animals. This disorder can cause severe pain, diarrhea and vomiting and even generate a heart failure .
The pig is one of the animals It can be affected by trichina. That's why if the human being ingests Pork Meat that is not well cooked or directly in the raw state, you can get trichinosis.
When the person ingests pork infected with trichina, the parasite passes into its own organism. In the small intestine, the larvae become adult specimens and reproduce. Meanwhile, the trichina advances through the body through the blood, encysting in the muscles. It is important to know that trichinosis can cause the death of the individual.
There are several methods to prevent trichinosis. On the one hand, the meat ingested must be purchased at establishments inspected and endorsed by the authorities , since there are periodic checks to confirm that the trichina does not affect the animals.
On the other hand, the meat must be cooked until there is no crude sector left. If a subject buys pork and consumes it while it is still reddish or leaves blood When cut, you run the risk of getting trichinosis.
Needless to say, a convenient option for both parties is vegetarianism: animals cease to be slaves of the system, resume their natural lives in freedom, and we no longer have to worry about this and many other diseases, caused by food based on exploitation . We humans do not have claws with which to kill an animal, nor teeth capable of tearing raw meat, nor are we fast or strong enough to become natural hunters; instead, we are prepared to create and maintain an orchard.
Keep in mind that boars , the horses , the Bears , the rats and the foxes they are also species that can host parasite that causes trichinosis.
The trichinosis virus takes approximately two days to begin to reproduce within the body, and each female can generate up to 1500 larvae , which are expelled to the intestinal lumen and penetrate the mucosa, run through the system through the bloodstream and lymphatic capillaries until reaching the skeletal musculature and cantonize intracellularly to live there for several years.
The phases of trichinosis are three:
* incubation : This is the period between the time of ingestion of the food infected by trichinosis and the emergence of the first symptom , and this can last an average of 25 days. Usually, the initial picture includes fever, headaches and fatigue, although some people go through this phase without presenting any symptoms;
* of invasion : 66% of trichinosis patients present during this phase a picture characterized by the presence of fever of varying intensity, bilateral eyelid edema and headache. Edema does not cause pain And it can last a few days or several weeks. It is also common conjunctival injection in the outer edge of the eye (commonly referred to as "red eyes", and may be accompanied by large dilation and the perception of foreign bodies that cause itching);
* of State : the symptoms of infection , mentioned so far, get worse in 90% of cases. Approximately 50% of patients present with diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting, in addition to hives and other cutaneous manifestations of trichinosis. Also, arrhythmia, heart failure and pneumonitis may occur, although less frequently.