Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game products infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm.

  1. The symptoms usually start with fever, muscle soreness, pain and swelling around the eyes.
  2. Thirst, profuse sweating, chills, weakness and tiredness may develop.
  3. Chest pain may be experienced since the parasite may become imbedded in the diaphragm (the thin muscle separating the lungs from abdominal organs).