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Trichinella in seal meat

bdixon bdixon at hpb.hwc.ca
Tue Oct 31 11:44:16 EST 1995

I tried to send this query out a few weeks ago, however, our system 
crashed shortly after so I don't know if it was ever actually sent. I was 
not able to check for replies.  Is anyone aware of any documented cases 
of human trichinosis resulting from the consumption of seal meat, other 
than walrus?  Are there any recent prevalence data available for 
Trichinella in seals?  I am only aware of some old papers reporting <1% 
in marine mammals.  If you do have any info regarding this please send it 
to my E-mail address bdixon at hpb.hwc.ca
Thanks very much.
Brent Dixon
Health Canada

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