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A cluster of three cases of trichinellosis linked to bear meat consumption in the Arctic

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We report here three cases of trichinellosis due to polar bear meat consumption in East Greenland. In the past 20 years, 31 cases of trichinellosis have been reported in French travellers to the Arctic (North Quebec, Nunavut and Greenland) who consumed undercooked meat from black, brown, or polar bears. If local communities are increasingly becoming aware of the risk of trichinellosis, travellers visiting regions where bear meat is consumed should be informed of the risk of eating raw or non-heat-processed meats.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Travel Medicine
Vol/bind23
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)1-3
Antal sider3
ISSN1195-1982
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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