June 22, 2017

Tapeworm Found in Alaskan Salmon

Anyone who eats raw fish or raw meat is taking a risk of contracting foodborne illness. The hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii last year is a case in point. That outbreak sickened almost 300 people, and it was linked to the consumption of raw imported scallops. In 2015, undercooked hamburgers were linked to an E. coli outbreak at Worthy Burger in Vermont, sickening at least six people. And in 2013, an E. coli outbreak linked to raw hamburger sickened at least three people in Wisconsin. Now the CDC is warning consumers to avoid eating raw salmon. They found¬†Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, which is a type of tapeworm, in the muscles of wild pink salmon in Alaska. The study was published in the February edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases. This tapeworm is usually found in … [Read more...]

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