Parasites Could be in Your Sushi

Posted by on Thursday, May 11, 2017
If you plan on having sushi for lunch, you may want to reconsider.

According to a report published Thursday in BMJ Case Reports there is a rise in Anisakiasis.

Anisakis is a genus of parasitic nematodes, a worm, which have life cycles involving fish and marine mammals. They are infective to humans and cause anisakiasis.

It is becoming common in sushi and other raw or undercooked fish and seafood.

Recently a healthy 32-year-old man developed severe upper stomach pain, vomiting and fever that lasted a week before he entered the hospital. He had recently eaten sushi.

Doctors found a swollen intestinal membrane with an attached parasite, its end penetrating the stomach.

The Team

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