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Trichinella, hyena and humans

Dr. Peter W. Pappas pappas.3 at osu.edu
Thu Mar 23 06:27:05 EST 2000


I suggest that you contact Darwin Murrell (@ the USDA) who is one of (if the
THE) world's authority on Trichinella.

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Dr. Peter W. Pappas
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James Mahaffy <mahaffy at mtcnet.net> wrote in message
news:38D97B80.879852F5 at mtcnet.net...
> Folks,
>
> In preparing for a lecture in Zoology, I mentioned that there was an
> Torrid or tropical Trichinella that is found in the hyena and some other
> carnivores in Africa. I got this information from the latest edition of
> Schmidt and Roberts who on their illustration cite ingestion by humans
> as a possible means of infection.
>
> However, I grew up in Africa (Eritrea) and never heard of hyena's being
> eaten.  Can anyone tell me more about this life cycle and how it can be
> transmitted to human.  About the only place I found some mention of this
> (T8) strain was in a couple of medline articles. From one of those it
> appeared that humans are not often infected and another indicated (all I
> read was abstracts) that native livestock did not carry it (as I
> recall).
>
> Don't do much work, this is only to respond to my class - but if you
> know a bit more about the life cycle of the Trichinella that is found in
> hyenas and how if gets into humans I would appreciate any response.
>
> I will pass your responses on to my Zoology class unless you object.
>
> Thanks.
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