BHM's Homesteading & Self-Reliance Forum

Posting requires Registration and the use of Cookies-enabled browser


Go Back   BHM Forum > Homesteading > Health

Health Any kind of health issue, alternative medicines, herbal and folk remedies, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-16-2015, 06:07 PM
Doninalaska Doninalaska is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,929
Default Hepatits E

I just read a health alert on Hepatitis E. It was thought to only exist in 3rd world countries and China, but it has now been found to be somewhat prevalent in the U.S. wild meat population, particularly in bear and deer. It also exists in domestic swine. The virus tends to concentrate in the liver of these animals, so the caution was to cook all liver well. The disease does not kill healthy adults, except for the immunocompromised and (for some reason) pregnant women. No raw liver pate from wild game or pigs!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-16-2015, 10:27 PM
Tim Horton's Avatar
Tim Horton Male Tim Horton is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Deep in the BC Bush
Posts: 5,982
Default

Ish..... Doesn't sound good.....

Don, are you saying normal cooking takes care of this ???
Is there special precautions needed to handle raw meat/liver ???

Take care...
__________________
Always fresh.
Keep your stick on the ice. Red Green
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Doninalaska Doninalaska is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,929
Default

Cooking meat well apparently takes care of it. It is a fecal-oral transmission, so the only hazard in handling would be contaminated utensils or fingers, same as Hep A.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-17-2015, 04:00 PM
doc doc is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
Posts: 1,522
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doninalaska View Post
No raw liver pate from wild game or pigs!
Probably good advice whether you're worried about Hep E or not. Infectious diseases are always a bigger risk when dealing with wild game meat. Best to cook it well done rather than rare.

OTOH, it's not like we have an epidemic of hunters dropping dead and piling up on those remote access roads.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -2. The time now is 12:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1996 to Present. Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc.