Tasty Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Mmmm gotta go get me some tapeworm-filled sushi tonight!  According to the CDC infections are on the rise.  You’re going to LOVE the image on this page:  http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/15/6/866-F1.htm

I almost never eat raw fish anymore, the occasional piece of tuna maybe, but generally everything should be cooked.  Raw meat is just stupid.

So how do you keep a clean bill of health in the age of tapeworms?  Since tapeworms live in the fish muscle and are destroyed by heat, it’s best to eat only fully cooked salmon.  If you have to order sushi or ceviche, stick with critters like tuna that don’t spend time in rivers.

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