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Pratiques alimentaires et zoonoses parasitaires dans les communautés inuit du Québec arctique

Relationships between dietary practice and parasite zoonoses in Northern Québec Inuit communities
Pages: 33 - 48
Auteur(s) / Author(s): Philip Ross, Stas Olpinski, Mark Curtis
Résumé:

Comme d'autres peuples autochtones du monde circumpolaire, les Inuit du Québec arctique sont exposés à certains parasites en raison de leur consommation de mammifères et de poissons et de leur manipulation d'animaux à fourrure. Cet article examine les techniques de préparation et les modes de consommation de différentes espèces de poisson et de mammifères. L'étude conclut que les Inuit sont conscients des risques de maladies parasitaires et que leurs pratiques alimentaires, tant pour la préparation que la consommation, réussissent, en général, à minimiser ces risques (sauf dans le cas de la consommation de morse).

 

Abstract:

Like other circumpolar native peoples, the Inuit of Northern Québec are exposed to a number of different parasites through their consumption of local species of wild life and fish as well as by handling fur bearing animals. This paper examines foodways, both in terms of preparation and consumption of country food, with respect to several species of mammals and fish. It shows that Inuit are well aware of parasite zoonoses and that their dietary practice is generally (with the notable exception of walrus consumption) efficient at minimizing these risks.