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What parasites, if any, am I susceptible to if I eat sushi?

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Dr. Stephen Perret
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: There are several

Hopefully any restaurant would adequately prepare your food before serving it to you but you are right to think that raw meat, in this case fish is riskier than cooked food.
There are several parasites possible in raw fish. One example is diphyllobothrium, a tapeworm that while treatable can cause nausea, weakness, diarrhea and others.

In brief: There are several

Hopefully any restaurant would adequately prepare your food before serving it to you but you are right to think that raw meat, in this case fish is riskier than cooked food.
There are several parasites possible in raw fish. One example is diphyllobothrium, a tapeworm that while treatable can cause nausea, weakness, diarrhea and others.
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Fish tape worm

The main one is sushi worm or diphyllobothrium latum, the fish tapeworm. It is acquired by eating raw or undercooked freshwater fish such as salmon.

In brief: Fish tape worm

The main one is sushi worm or diphyllobothrium latum, the fish tapeworm. It is acquired by eating raw or undercooked freshwater fish such as salmon.
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