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06 December 2014 | Trichinella outbreak in Belgium
Twelve Belgians are currently in hospital after having come down with food poisoning from eating wild boar in a restaurant. It is assumed they have been infected with Trichinella, a dangerous parasite that can be fatal. The suspect meat was supplied to eateries in the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg. Prof Dr Pierre Dorny provided background information on Belgian tv (in Dutch): http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/videozone/programmas/journaal/2.36706?video=1.2170951 and http://nieuws.vtm.be/binnenland/118980-besmet-vlees-komt-van-slechts-een-dier