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Influenza Vaccines Available During the 2016–17 Season.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature301024
Source
State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health. Epidemiology bulletin no.21.
Publication Type
Report
Date
September 19, 2016
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Author
Gerri Yett
Matt Bobo
Lyndsey Mixson
Sarah Shimer
Author Affiliation
Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Immunization Program
Source
State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health. Epidemiology bulletin no.21.
Date
September 19, 2016
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
84394
Keywords
Alaska
Influenza
Vaccine
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Two Outbreaks of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Walrus Meat - Alaska, 2016-2017.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature283931
Source
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jul 07;66(26):692-696
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-07-2017
Author
Yuri P Springer
Shannon Casillas
Kathryn Helfrich
Deanna Mocan
Marscleite Smith
Gabriela Arriaga
Lyndsey Mixson
Louisa Castrodale
Joseph McLaughlin
Source
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jul 07;66(26):692-696
Date
Jul-07-2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Alaska - epidemiology
Animals
Disease Outbreaks
Female
Food Parasitology
Humans
Male
Meat - parasitology
Trichinella - isolation & purification
Trichinellosis - diagnosis - epidemiology
Walruses
Abstract
During 1975-2012, CDC surveillance identified 1,680 trichinellosis cases in the United States with implicated food items; among these cases, 1,219 were attributed to consumption of raw or pork products, and 461 were attributed to nonpork products. Although trichinellosis in the United States has historically been associated with consumption of pork, multiple nonporcine species of wild game also are competent hosts for Trichinella spp. and have been collectively implicated in the majority of trichinellosis cases since the late 1990s (1-4) (Figure 1). During July 2016-May 2017, the Alaska Division of Public Health (ADPH) investigated two outbreaks of trichinellosis in the Norton Sound region associated with consumption of raw or undercooked walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) meat; five cases were identified in each of the two outbreaks. These were the first multiple-case outbreaks of walrus-associated trichinellosis in Alaska since 1992 (Figure 2). Health care providers should inquire about consumption of commercially prepared and personally harvested meats when evaluating suspected trichinellosis cases, especially in areas where consumption of wild game is commonplace.
PubMed ID
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