US salmon may carry Japanese tapeworm, which can grow to 30 feet long: study

US salmon may carry Japanese tapeworm, which can grow to 30 feet long: study

If you eat raw or undercooked fish, you risk developing an infection from parasites. One of the most gruesome is tapeworm, a species of digestive tract-invading parasites that includes Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, or the Japanese broad tapeworm. Though this worm was commonly believed to infect only fish in Asia, a study published Wednesday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s monthly journal Emerging Infectious Diseases says wild salmon caught in Alaska had also been infected by this parasite.

Source: wgntv.com/2017/01/13/us-salmon-may-carry-japanese-tapeworm-which-can-grow-to-30-feet-long-study/