Trichinellosis from consumption of wild game meat

McIntyre, Lorraine; Pollock, Sue L.; Fyfe, Murray; Gajadhar, Alvin; Isaac-Renton, Judy; Fung, Joe; Morshed, Muhammad
February 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/13/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 4, p449
Academic Journal
The article reports on the occurrence of trichinellosis outbreak after recreation game hunters ate the meat of a black bear that was shot in northern Quebec. 26 probable cases of Trichinella infection were identified among the 42 people who reported eating the bear meat. Serologic testing confirmed the diagnosis of Trichinella infection. Gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, muscle pain, headache and rash are some of reported symptoms.


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