Arctic trichinosis: two Alaskan outbreaks from walrus meat.

  title={Arctic trichinosis: two Alaskan outbreaks from walrus meat.},
  author={H. S. Margolis and John P. Middaugh and Robert D. Burgess},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={139 1},
The arctic form of Trichinella spiralis that infects terrestrial and marine mammals is of importance in public health because persons living in arctic regions still depend on wild animals for economic subsistence. In 1975, an extended common-source epidemic of trichinosis attributed to consumption of walrus meat involved 29 persons in Barrow, Alaska. Of those persons eating this meat, 64% became ill, and the rate of infection of persons eating meat prepared with little or no cooking was four… CONTINUE READING
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