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Novel prevention program for trichinellosis in inuit communities.
Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jun 01; 34(11):1508-14.CI

Abstract

Repeated outbreaks of trichinellosis caused by the consumption of Trichinella-infected walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) meat, which have sometimes led to serious morbidity, have stimulated Inuit communities in Nunavik (northern Quebec), Canada, to develop an innovative trichinellosis prevention program. The program involves preconsumption testing of meat samples from harvested walrus at a regional laboratory and the rapid dissemination of the results of such testing to communities. Local health authorities in Inukjuak conducted an epidemiological investigation after testing identified Trichinella-positive walrus meat in September 1997. This report describes the events that occurred before, during, and after the trichinellosis outbreak and also documents how the prevention program contributed to successful resolution of the outbreak.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada, J0M 1C0. jfproulx@cspq.qc.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12015698

Citation

Proulx, Jean-François, et al. "Novel Prevention Program for Trichinellosis in Inuit Communities." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 34, no. 11, 2002, pp. 1508-14.
Proulx JF, MacLean JD, Gyorkos TW, et al. Novel prevention program for trichinellosis in inuit communities. Clin Infect Dis. 2002;34(11):1508-14.
Proulx, J. F., MacLean, J. D., Gyorkos, T. W., Leclair, D., Richter, A. K., Serhir, B., Forbes, L., & Gajadhar, A. A. (2002). Novel prevention program for trichinellosis in inuit communities. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 34(11), 1508-14.
Proulx JF, et al. Novel Prevention Program for Trichinellosis in Inuit Communities. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jun 1;34(11):1508-14. PubMed PMID: 12015698.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Novel prevention program for trichinellosis in inuit communities. AU - Proulx,Jean-François, AU - MacLean,J Dick, AU - Gyorkos,Theresa W, AU - Leclair,Daniel, AU - Richter,Anne-Katrin, AU - Serhir,Bouchra, AU - Forbes,Lorry, AU - Gajadhar,Alvin A, Y1 - 2002/05/10/ PY - 2001/09/10/received PY - 2002/01/17/revised PY - 2002/5/17/pubmed PY - 2002/5/22/medline PY - 2002/5/17/entrez SP - 1508 EP - 14 JF - Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America JO - Clin Infect Dis VL - 34 IS - 11 N2 - Repeated outbreaks of trichinellosis caused by the consumption of Trichinella-infected walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) meat, which have sometimes led to serious morbidity, have stimulated Inuit communities in Nunavik (northern Quebec), Canada, to develop an innovative trichinellosis prevention program. The program involves preconsumption testing of meat samples from harvested walrus at a regional laboratory and the rapid dissemination of the results of such testing to communities. Local health authorities in Inukjuak conducted an epidemiological investigation after testing identified Trichinella-positive walrus meat in September 1997. This report describes the events that occurred before, during, and after the trichinellosis outbreak and also documents how the prevention program contributed to successful resolution of the outbreak. SN - 1537-6591 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12015698/Novel_prevention_program_for_trichinellosis_in_inuit_communities_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/340342 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -