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Re: ‘The wolf tapeworm’
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 11:25:13 AM »
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Humans can unknowingly carry the cysts for 20 years until it becomes critical. When cysts rupture, the person enters anaphylactic shock and dies within 10 minutes, Acker said.

Yikes.

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Re: ‘The wolf tapeworm’
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 01:01:15 PM »
Echinococcus granulosus (generally the more hazardous domestic biotype, sheepdog/sheep type, also found in coyotes) and E. multilocularis have both been found in a wide range of intermediate and definitive hosts for a long time in the lower 48.  The sylvatic or northern form of E. granulosus (the wolf/ungulate type) is a particularly weak pathogenic form (see the review by Jenkins et al. 2005). 

I'd recommend Foreyt et al. 2009 for a good assessment of the situation, including risk to humans.
http://www.jwildlifedis.org/doi/pdf/10.7589/0090-3558-45.4.1208?code=wdas-site

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Re: ‘The wolf tapeworm’
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 01:14:55 PM »
My 2017 Blue Mountains permit buck had Echinococcus granulosus cysts on its lungs. DFW said it's safe to eat but I have 90lbs of processed deer meat in the freezer I probably won't touch.

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Re: ‘The wolf tapeworm’
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 02:00:06 PM »
Wow, Trapp.  Not even braising dishes or other 'well done' treatments?  When friends have given me wild pig meat, I definitely cook the heck out of it, since those critters can carry trichinosis, which is not a pleasant little disease. 

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Re: ‘The wolf tapeworm’
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 02:31:43 PM »
Wow, Trapp.  Not even braising dishes or other 'well done' treatments?  When friends have given me wild pig meat, I definitely cook the heck out of it, since those critters can carry trichinosis, which is not a pleasant little disease.

If it was just me I might give it a try, but I don't really want my wife and two littles turning into science projects or a statistic. I'll try to post up some pics of the cysts when I get off work.

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Re: ‘The wolf tapeworm’
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 08:56:56 PM »
Yuck!