Attention Sushi Lovers: Tapeworm Now Found In U.S. Salmon

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, approximately twenty million people are believed to have tapeworms – and, it turns out, U.S. salmon might be one of the places people are getting those tapeworms!
Do you know what a tapeworm is? If you do, you hopefully have never had to personally experience one. But it looks like you’re going to have to be extra cautious the next time you choose to buy salmon.
Scientists have confirmed that the Diphyllobothrium latum – also known as the Japanese broad tapeworm – has made its way into fish in America by way of the Asian Pacific
A tapeworm is a parasitic flatworm which can live in humans’ and other mammals’ intestines. Their bodies are ribbonlike with a small head that has hooks and suckers coming from it. They survive on whatever their hosts consume which, in humans, often results in severe weight loss. Tapeworms can also segment themselves so that a big tapeworm can split into many smaller independent tapeworms.
Specifically, the Japanese broad tapeworm can grow as long as thirty feet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put together a thorough diagram outlining a tapeworm’s life cycle.



2 Comments on "Attention Sushi Lovers: Tapeworm Now Found In U.S. Salmon"

  1. What about canned salmon is it infected to

  2. Amazing information, I love tilapia and salmon as well, i normally cook them both for about 35 minutes at 350 degrees. I hope I’m doing the right thing. I love your information.

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