Sushi and Parasites

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Sushi lover pulled a 5-foot tapeworm from intestine, Fresno doc says

Yeah, no raw salmon for me if it’s not sushi-grade (ultra-frozen to kill parasites). I learned about that years ago when friends were making homemade sushi and saw parasites jumping around on the cutting board. Eeeeewwwww.


Not really on-topic but I worked at CDC several lifetimes ago. I worked with a particular blood parasite but the intestinal folks were right across the hall. They once ‘showed off’ a tape worm that was IIRC about 25 feet long. If they didn’t get the ‘head’ it would keep growing. They got the head :slight_smile:

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