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Two Outbreaks of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat - Alaska, 2016-2017.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jul 07; 66(26):692-696.MM

Abstract

During 1975-2012, CDC surveillance identified 1,680 trichinellosis cases in the United States with implicated food items; among these cases, 1,219 were attributed to consumption of raw or pork products, and 461 were attributed to nonpork products. Although trichinellosis in the United States has historically been associated with consumption of pork, multiple nonporcine species of wild game also are competent hosts for Trichinella spp. and have been collectively implicated in the majority of trichinellosis cases since the late 1990s (1-4) (Figure 1). During July 2016-May 2017, the Alaska Division of Public Health (ADPH) investigated two outbreaks of trichinellosis in the Norton Sound region associated with consumption of raw or undercooked walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) meat; five cases were identified in each of the two outbreaks. These were the first multiple-case outbreaks of walrus-associated trichinellosis in Alaska since 1992 (Figure 2). Health care providers should inquire about consumption of commercially prepared and personally harvested meats when evaluating suspected trichinellosis cases, especially in areas where consumption of wild game is commonplace.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

28683055

Citation

Springer, Yuri P., et al. "Two Outbreaks of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat - Alaska, 2016-2017." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 66, no. 26, 2017, pp. 692-696.
Springer YP, Casillas S, Helfrich K, et al. Two Outbreaks of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat - Alaska, 2016-2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017;66(26):692-696.
Springer, Y. P., Casillas, S., Helfrich, K., Mocan, D., Smith, M., Arriaga, G., Mixson, L., Castrodale, L., & McLaughlin, J. (2017). Two Outbreaks of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat - Alaska, 2016-2017. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 66(26), 692-696. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6626a3
Springer YP, et al. Two Outbreaks of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat - Alaska, 2016-2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jul 7;66(26):692-696. PubMed PMID: 28683055.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Two Outbreaks of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat - Alaska, 2016-2017. AU - Springer,Yuri P, AU - Casillas,Shannon, AU - Helfrich,Kathryn, AU - Mocan,Deanna, AU - Smith,Marscleite, AU - Arriaga,Gabriela, AU - Mixson,Lyndsey, AU - Castrodale,Louisa, AU - McLaughlin,Joseph, Y1 - 2017/07/07/ PY - 2017/7/7/entrez PY - 2017/7/7/pubmed PY - 2017/7/14/medline SP - 692 EP - 696 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. VL - 66 IS - 26 N2 - During 1975-2012, CDC surveillance identified 1,680 trichinellosis cases in the United States with implicated food items; among these cases, 1,219 were attributed to consumption of raw or pork products, and 461 were attributed to nonpork products. Although trichinellosis in the United States has historically been associated with consumption of pork, multiple nonporcine species of wild game also are competent hosts for Trichinella spp. and have been collectively implicated in the majority of trichinellosis cases since the late 1990s (1-4) (Figure 1). During July 2016-May 2017, the Alaska Division of Public Health (ADPH) investigated two outbreaks of trichinellosis in the Norton Sound region associated with consumption of raw or undercooked walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) meat; five cases were identified in each of the two outbreaks. These were the first multiple-case outbreaks of walrus-associated trichinellosis in Alaska since 1992 (Figure 2). Health care providers should inquire about consumption of commercially prepared and personally harvested meats when evaluating suspected trichinellosis cases, especially in areas where consumption of wild game is commonplace. SN - 1545-861X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28683055/Two_Outbreaks_of_Trichinellosis_Linked_to_Consumption_of_Walrus_Meat___Alaska_2016_2017_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6626a3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -