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Steven Rinella: The Bear Facts on Trichinosis. In Montana's Lincoln and Sanders Counties, % of bears over six years of age have tested positive for the parasite. The first bear I ever killed, well over a decade ago, was an eighteen-year-old bruiser from Lincoln County. I cut out an ounce or so of his tongue and sent it for testing at. Trichinosis, also known as trichinellosis, is a parasitic disease caused by roundworms of the Trichinella type. During the initial infection, invasion of the intestines can result in diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Migration of larvae to muscle, which occurs about a week after being infected, can cause swelling of the face, inflammation of the whites of the eyes, fever, muscle pains Causes: Trichinella from eating undercooked meat. Trichinosis occurs in bears (black, grizzly and polar bears), wolves, foxes (arctic and red), wolverine, lynx, walruses, seals, and ground squirrels. In Alaska, trichinosis is common in many species and locations. Trichinosis, also known as trichinellosis, is a disease caused by a species of roundworm called parasitic roundworms are found in animals that eat meat, such as.
Bears appear to be heavily infected by the parasite, so much so that you should assume the meat is infected. In that CDC study, 41 of the 84 total cases of trichinosis reported in America between and were from bear meat. Black bears and feral hogs can harbor Trichinella infection, and have been associated with confirmed cases and outbreaks of trichinellosis among hunters in the United States. Trichinellosis, also called trichinosis, is a disease that people can get by eating raw or undercooked meat from animals infected with the microscopic parasite, Trichinella. The black bear meat tasted delicious. Sean Sullivan didn't know it would give him trichinosis. "Like the best steak you've ever had," said the year-old oil platform worker from Nikiski. Trichinosis begins its infection with the larvae of T. spiralis. There is the direct transmission with the current host to the other by ingesting this larvae. The targets for this parasite are usually in bears, rats and also in pigs, who are fed garbage that has not been .
Serologic surveys of Alaska bears have demonstrated Trichinella antibody levels ranging from 0 to 90% (4, 5). It is prudent to assume that all bears in Alaska are infected. Recommendations 1. Healthcare providers should consider trichinosis in any patient with constitutional symptoms following gastrointestinal illness. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Five people became seriously ill this year after eating meat from two Alaska bears, more than doubling the cases of trichinosis reported nationwide, Alaska health officials. Trichinosis, disorder resulting from infestation with the small roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly acquired by humans by the eating of undercooked pork containing encapsulated larvae of the parasite. In the stomach and small intestine, the capsular coating is digested, and the liberated. Trichinosis -- Maine, Alaska. In , the following outbreaks of trichinosis were reported from Maine and Alaska. Maine. On Octo , two cases of trichinosis were reported to the Maine Bureau of Health. The patients had consumed pork from a sow purchased from a local farm.