Trichinellosis in Immigrants in Switzerland


Enos Bernasconi, MD, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano (Civico), Via Tesserete 46, CH-6903 Lugano, Switzerland. E-mail:


We describe a case of trichinellosis diagnosed at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital of Lugano, in January 2009. This case was associated with a cluster of cases and was traced to the consumption of contaminated meat after a wild boar hunt in Bosnia.