CDC Finds Alaskan Caught Salmon Infested with Japanese TapewormPress Release
USA – A new study published by the Center for Disease Control issued a warning to anyone who eats wild Alaskan salmon.
The recent study, explained by NEWS10, shows that Japanese Broad Tapeworm infected wild salmon caught in Alaska. This tapeworm is a parasite that can grow up to 30 feet in length, and, in some cases, can cause serious medical problems such as intestinal obstructions.
The CDC has identified four species of the Pacific Salmon known to be infected with the Japanese Tapeworm: chum salmon, masu salmon, pink salmon, and sockeye salmon.
Despite this new find, there is still a way a to enjoy the fish. Experts say that adequate cooking or freezing can destroy the tapeworm.