Within the context of the Trichinellosis Control and Eradication National Plan in the Republic of Argentina, the SENASA (Health, and Food and Agriculture National Service) is still carrying out efforts to prevent this disease.
According to the College of Veterinarians of the province of Buenos Aires, districts like Junín, Chacabuco, Azul, Lobería, Salto, Brandasen and Maipú have reported, in total, more than 300 people affected by trichinellosis so far this year. We must add 11 cases in the district of Azul.
In a text drafted by the College of Veterinarians, they show that the origin and the causes of the disease, the frequency of the outbreaks and the higher risk areas are due, in the majority of the cases, to the distribution of raw meat without a previous trichinellosis-free diagnosis. In order to be able to solve this problem the veterinarians point out that, as a starting point, awareness must be raised towards the importance of Public Health, and towards the possibility of preventing this disease if everyone acts correctly from their position, and from the national, provincial and municipal policies in order to make the community become aware of this problem and to make that these prevention and control measures are effective. This is, to avoid the isolated controls and to get to approve the rules that allow a more effective food health surveillance, as well as to go on working on the training of responsible professionals in the municipalities for each process in the surveillance of the pig/pork production chain, and to reinforce the corresponding food inspections.
Friday, October 11, 2013/ SENASA/ Agentina.