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December 13, 1930

NETHERLANDS

JAMA. 1930;95(24):1847-1848. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720240057025

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Abstract

Trichina in Pigs in the Dutch East Indies  Trichinosis, as a disease, is unknown in the Dutch East Indies, though it is not impossible that a case may occur now and then. As far as known, there is no regular search made for Trichina in connection with the control of food products. Nevertheless, in order to be on guard, from time to time a sample of meat is taken, for examination, from animals killed at the abattoir in Medan, Sumatra East Coast. It has been found that parasites are discovered in every sixty-third animal examined. A little later, daily examinations were made and it was found that the cases were not so rare as supposed. Thus far, 901 pigs have been examined, 830 of which were from China and 68 from Batac, while 3 were wild boars. There were nine animals from Batac affected with the disease. Those from China

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