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Trichinella infection in a hunting community in East Greenland.
Epidemiol Infect. 2010 Sep; 138(9):1252-6.EI

Abstract

Trichinella nativa infection (trichinellosis) is highly prevalent in Arctic wildlife, but the human burden of trichinellosis in present-day Greenland is unknown. The study aimed to determine Trichinella seroprevalence in an eastern Greenlandic hunting community and to evaluate risk factors for seropositivity. Overall, 998 inhabitants aged 10 years in the Ammassalik municipality were tested for Trichinella-specific IgG antibodies. Background information was obtained from questionnaires. Seropositivity was 1.4% in persons aged <40 years and increased to >12% in those aged 60 years. Older age, occupation as hunter or fisherman, and consumption of polar bear meat significantly increased the risk of Trichinella seropositivity. The seropositivity age pattern probably reflects changes in dietary preferences, but could also reflect mandatory meat inspection since 1966. However, preventive measures against Trichinella infection should be strengthened in Greenland.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20144253

Citation

Møller, L N., et al. "Trichinella Infection in a Hunting Community in East Greenland." Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 138, no. 9, 2010, pp. 1252-6.
Møller LN, Koch A, Petersen E, et al. Trichinella infection in a hunting community in East Greenland. Epidemiol Infect. 2010;138(9):1252-6.
Møller, L. N., Koch, A., Petersen, E., Hjuler, T., Kapel, C. M., Andersen, A., & Melbye, M. (2010). Trichinella infection in a hunting community in East Greenland. Epidemiology and Infection, 138(9), 1252-6. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268810000282
Møller LN, et al. Trichinella Infection in a Hunting Community in East Greenland. Epidemiol Infect. 2010;138(9):1252-6. PubMed PMID: 20144253.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Trichinella infection in a hunting community in East Greenland. AU - Møller,L N, AU - Koch,A, AU - Petersen,E, AU - Hjuler,T, AU - Kapel,C M O, AU - Andersen,A, AU - Melbye,M, Y1 - 2010/02/10/ PY - 2010/2/11/entrez PY - 2010/2/11/pubmed PY - 2010/9/16/medline SP - 1252 EP - 6 JF - Epidemiology and infection JO - Epidemiol Infect VL - 138 IS - 9 N2 - Trichinella nativa infection (trichinellosis) is highly prevalent in Arctic wildlife, but the human burden of trichinellosis in present-day Greenland is unknown. The study aimed to determine Trichinella seroprevalence in an eastern Greenlandic hunting community and to evaluate risk factors for seropositivity. Overall, 998 inhabitants aged 10 years in the Ammassalik municipality were tested for Trichinella-specific IgG antibodies. Background information was obtained from questionnaires. Seropositivity was 1.4% in persons aged <40 years and increased to >12% in those aged 60 years. Older age, occupation as hunter or fisherman, and consumption of polar bear meat significantly increased the risk of Trichinella seropositivity. The seropositivity age pattern probably reflects changes in dietary preferences, but could also reflect mandatory meat inspection since 1966. However, preventive measures against Trichinella infection should be strengthened in Greenland. SN - 1469-4409 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20144253/Trichinella_infection_in_a_hunting_community_in_East_Greenland_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0950268810000282/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -