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Titre du document / Document title

An outbreak of trichinellosis due to consumption of bear meat infected with Trichinella nativa, in 2 northern Saskatchewan communities

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

SCHELLENBERG Roberta S. (1) ; TAN Ben J. K. (1) ; IRVINE James D. (2 3) ; STOCKDALE Donna R. (3) ; GAJADHAR Alvin A. (4) ; SERHIR Bouchra (5) ; BOTHA Juri (2) ; ARMSTRONG Cheryl A. (6) ; WOODS Shirley A. (7) ; BLONDEAU Joseph M. (8) ; MCNAB Tammy L. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Saskatchewan, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, CANADA
(2) Northern Medical Services, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, CANADA
(3) Population Health Unit, Keewatin Yatthé and Mamawetan Churchill River Health Districts, La Ronge, CANADA
(4) Center for Animal Parasitology, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Saskatoon, CANADA
(5) National Reference Center for Parasitology, McGill Center for Tropical Diseases, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
(6) Prince Albert Grand Council, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, CANADA
(7) Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, CANADA
(8) Division of Clinical Microbiology, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, CANADA

Résumé / Abstract

In June 2000, bear meat infected with Trichinella nativa was consumed by 78 individuals in 2 northern Saskatchewan communities. Interviews and blood collections were performed on exposed individuals at the onset of the outbreak and 7 weeks later. All exposed individuals were treated with mebendazole or albendazole, and symptomatic patients received prednisone. Confirmed cases were more likely to have consumed dried meat, rather than boiled meat (P<.001). Seventy-four percent of patients completed the recommended therapy, and 87% of patients who were followed up in August 2000 reported complete resolution of symptoms. This outbreak of trichinellosis was caused by consumption of inadequately cooked bear meat contaminated with T. nativa. Apart from clinical symptomatology, blood counts, creatine kinase levels, serology test results, and analysis of the remaining bear meat helped establish the diagnosis. Treatment with antiparasitic drugs and prednisone was beneficial in limiting the severity and duration of the illness.

Revue / Journal Title

The Journal of infectious diseases    ISSN  0022-1899   CODEN JIDIAQ 

Source / Source

2003, vol. 188, no6, pp. 835-843 [9 page(s) (article)] (29 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Oxford University Press, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI  (1904) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Infection

;

Parasitosis

;

Helminthiasis

;

Nematode disease

;

America

;

North America

;

Canada

;

Vertebrata

;

Mammalia

;

Carnivora

;

Fissipedia

;

Invertebrata

;

Helmintha

;

Nemathelminthia

;

Nematoda

;

Trichinosis

;

Biological contamination

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Saskatchewan

;

Meat

;

Epidemic

;

Ursus americanus

;

Human

;

Trichinella

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Ursidae

;

Infection

;

Parasitose

;

Helminthiase

;

Nématodose

;

Amérique

;

Amérique du Nord

;

Canada

;

Vertebrata

;

Mammalia

;

Carnivora

;

Fissipedia

;

Invertebrata

;

Helmintha

;

Nemathelminthia

;

Nematoda

;

Trichinella nativa

;

Trichinose

;

Contamination biologique

;

Saskatchewan

;

Viande

;

Epidémie

;

Ursus americanus

;

Homme

;

Trichinella

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Infección

;

Parasitosis

;

Helmintiasis

;

Nematodosis

;

America

;

America del norte

;

Canadá

;

Vertebrata

;

Mammalia

;

Carnivora

;

Fissipedia

;

Invertebrata

;

Helmintha

;

Nemathelminthia

;

Nematoda

;

Triquinosis

;

Contaminación biológica

;

Saskatchewan

;

Carne

;

Epidemia

;

Ursus americanus

;

Hombre

;

Trichinella

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2052, 35400011314169.0050

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 15168663



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