Tainted orca meat prompts health warning in Pond Inlet – Nunatsiaq News

Oct 13, 2022

Trichinella confirmed in recently harvested killer whale

The orca recently harvested near Pond Inlet has tested positive for trichinella, prompting Nunavut’s Health Department to issue a warning to hamlet residents who ate uncooked killer whale meat.

Hunters from the hamlet harvested an orca on Monday.

Anyone who ate any uncooked meat and has experienced stomach pain, muscle pain, diarrhea, swollen eyelids, sweating or weakness might have been infected with trichinella, according to a public health advisory issued Wednesday.

People with those symptoms should tell their health-care provider that they had eaten uncooked killer whale meat, according to the public health advisory issued by the government on Wednesday.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/tainted-orca-meat-prompts-health-warning-in-pond-inlet/

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More