Contact: Caroline Arbanas
Washington University School of Medicine
Caption: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked pork or carnivorous wild game animals, such as bear and walrus, infected with the parasitic worm, Trichinella spiralis. While the disease is rarely deadly, some patients live for months or years with chronic muscle pain and fatigue until the worms eventually die.
Credit: Photo by Jonathan Eisenback, Mactode Publications
Usage Restrictions: Proper credit must be given and the image can only be used in conjunction with articles about the Trichinella genome in Nature Genetics.
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